Back to top

U.S. Post Office excludes "disloyal" Louisville newspaper from its mails and post offices

Louisville, Kentucky, 1854, detail
09/18/1861
The United States Post Office ordered the Louisville Courier excluded until further notice from the mails due to its demonstrated "hostility to the Government and authorities of the United States."  Its proprietor, Walter Newman Haldeman, later fled to Confederate-held Bowling Green, Kentucky and published the paper there and later in Nashville.  He returned to Louisville after the war and resumed publication of the Courier there once again.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), III: 31.
James A Ramage, Andrea S. Watkins, Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War (Louisville, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 2011), 394n 

Tabs

How to Cite This Page: "U.S. Post Office excludes "disloyal" Louisville newspaper from its mails and post offices," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/37877.