Battle of Gettysburg — Exaggeration and Falsehood!

July 11, 1863, Los Angeles Star
The entire July 11, 1863, issue of the Los Angeles Star is available from USC, scanned as jpgs from a copy at the Huntington.

It is also available in pdf form at the California Digital Library. The link to the entire collection is here. I find that the jpg scans are easier to read, but the interface is slow and primitive.  The pdfs are murky but easier to use. Either one beats microfilm.


July 11, 1863: The Star was a staunch supporter of the Confederacy and was stunned with the early reports from Gettysburg:

“The last week has been full of sensation rumors — for we cannot give credence to one half of what we have been told. The wires must literally have groaned under the burden of exaggeration and falsehood they were made to carry. If what had been reported be true, the armies of the Union have achieved more glory in one day than the aggregated achievements of all the armies under all the generals, from Scott to “fighting Joe” can reckon upon during the whole war.

The Hebrew Benevolent Society elects its officers for the year.

Messrs. Trudel & Lazards  open a new store — A la Ville de Paris — in the Temple block.

And there is a harrowing story of a traveling animal circus in which the proprietor, named Faimaili or Faimili, had a dangerous encounter with a tiger.

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About lmharnisch

I work at the Los Angeles Times
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One Response to Battle of Gettysburg — Exaggeration and Falsehood!

  1. JAMES says:

    Get inside a cage with a tiger and start hitting it. Does that sound like a good idea?

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