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Cape Girardeau Eagle:  Union Series
Extent: 1 volume
Accession Number: 2009.001
Abstract: Microfilm and print copies of the newspaper published by the First Wisconsin Cavalry in Cape Girardeau, MO.
Processed by: Amber Miranda, November, 2007.
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Phone: (573) 651-2245; Fax: (573) 651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu
Citation: Cape Girardeau Eagle [Union Series], [dates], Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Provenance:  Unknown
Restrictions: None
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Historical Note
The Cape Girardeau Eagle was originally published by Ben F. Herr from 1857 until the May 26 1859 issue, when the publisher changed Herr & Moor. The February 1861 through the March 21 1861 issues were published by M. H. Moor. At this point the publishers closed down the paper and left Cape Girardeau.[1]

Beginning May 10, 1862 the newspaper was once again published, but the name changed to Cape Girardeau Eagle: Union Series.  It was published “under the auspices of the First Wisconsin Cavalry” because the commander wanted to communicate with entirety of the district under his command.[2] The Union Series ran for 12 issues.
Scope and Content Note
Print copies are available of the Union Series in a scrapbook, along with 2 letters from Captain H. F. Potter of the First Wisconsin Cavalry to Louis Houck about the Union Series papers.  Dates available listed below:

1862: May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 16
Rules or Conventions: Finding Aid prepared using DACS
[1] Cape Girardeau Eagle: Union Series:  Volume I, No 1, page 2
[2] Cape Girardeau Eagle: Union Series:  Volume I, No 1, page 2
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