The southern republic. (Augusta, Ga.) 1860-1861
Place of Publication:
- Augusta, Richmond county
Dates of publication:
- Began in 1860?
- -June 12, 1861.
- Augusta (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Richmond County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01215116
- Richmond County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 171 (Feb. 5, 1861).
- Final issue is an unnumbered halfsheet.
The southern republic. February 5, 1861
James M. Smythe established the Daily True Democrat to support John C. Breckenridge for president, but renamed his paper the Southern Republic following the Democratic Party’s defeat in the 1860 presidential election, while the weekly edition became the Weekly Southern Republican. Organized under William J. Vason and Company, the Southern Republic was edited by James M. Smythe and J. B. Weems. The newspaper’s new masthead was meant to reflect the editors’ support for secession from the Union, and the formation of a Confederacy of Southern States. The paper’s final issue was published on June 12, 1861 on an unnumbered half sheet.