The 1854-1869 years of the Daily Missouri Republican describe the national and local effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Missouri. In addition to the regular daily editions, a Daily Evening Edition was published Monday through Saturday from July 18 to December 31, 1861, featuring additional war news and other breaking news.
The lineage of the Daily Missouri Republican, published between 1837 and 1869, can be traced back to Missouri’s first newspaper, the Missouri Gazette, begun in St. Louis by Joseph Charless in 1808. The Daily Missouri Republican printed four pages each day, providing extensive war coverage with descriptions of significant events and the many Missourians who played key roles in the larger conflict. Typical editions also included local St. Louis news such as marriages, deaths, committee and board reports, hotel arrivals, rail departures, port arrivals and departures, and market reports. Editions also generally included letters to the editor, classifieds, and various state, national, and international news reports. After 1869, the paper continued to be published under various titles until eventually becoming The St. Louis Republic in 1888. The paper was published with this title until 1919 when it was sold to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Digital images of the Daily Missouri Republican were created through a partnership with the Missouri History Museum, the St. Louis Mercantile Library, the St. Louis Public Library, and the State Historical Society of Missouri. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library and supports the Society’s longstanding commitment to preserve and provide access to Missouri’s newspapers.
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St. Louis Missouri Republican, 1869-1873
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