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Cape Girardeau Eagle
1857-1861
 
Extent: 3 reels + 214 cards
 
Accession Number: 1998.067.
 
Abstract: Print, microfilm and microfiche copies of the newspaper out of Cape Girardeau [MO].
 
Processed by: Amber Miranda, November, 2007.
 
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State
Phone: (573) 651-2245; (573) 651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu
 
Citation: Cape Girardeau Eagle, [dates], Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
 
Provenance:  Microfilmed from issues donated by Patty Mulkey
 
Restrictions:  Issues are only available on microfilm and microfiche.
 
Other Relevant Collections
Cape Girardeau Eagle: Union Series
The Democrat (Jackson, MO)
Mulkey Collection, Patty
The Southern Democrat (Jackson, MO)
Cape Girardeau Eagle, Semo Periodicals, Kent Library
 
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
 
Microfilm and microfiche copies of the newspaper out of Cape Girardeau [MO] from the following dates:

1857:  October 29, November 12, November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 31.

1858: January 4, January 21, March 4, March 11, October 14, and October 21

1859: May 26, June 9, and June 16.

1860: April 26, August 30, November 22, November 29, December 6, December 20, and December 27.

1861: January 10, January 17, February 21, March 7, March 14, and March 21
 
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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