The Albany patriot. (Albany, Ga.) 1845-1866
Place of Publication:
- None, Baker county
- Albany, Dougherty county
Dates of publication:
- Ceased in Dec. 1866?
- Vol. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 16, 1845)-
- Albany (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Dougherty County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Dougherty County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01211867
- Also issued on microfilm from the University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA.
- Latest issue consulted: Vol. 1, no. 64 (Dec. 29, 1866).
- Publication suspended <Jan. 23, 1862-Jan. 14, 1864>, and May 6-20, 1865. Cf. NIM.
- Publishers: Tift & Boughton, <1846>; Nelson Tift, <1852>; E.H. Hienan, <June 1864-1865>.
The Albany patriot. April 16, 1845
Albany founder Nelson Tift and Seth N. Boughton founded the Albany Patriot in 1845 and within two years, the paper's circulation exceeded 1,000. Tift immediately aligned the Patriot with the politics of the Democratic Party, placing it in direct competition with the Whig-aligned Albany Courier. The paper's politics remained consistent when, in 1860, the Patriot supported secession from the Union. Although the paper regularly delivered wartime news to the citizens of Albany, the owners of the Patriot suspended its publication between 1862 and 1864 due to the strains of the war, and ceased publication altogether in 1866.