Rats in The Basement of The White House! Columbian Weekly Register - 2/13/1864


This is an original edition of the rare New Haven CT Columbian Weekly Register from February 13, 1864 that has articles on the Civil War, and local and regional news. In this edition there are articles on 'The Half Mast Flag', 'A Spicy Correspondence", a extensive recounting of the fire at Colt's Armory - in Hartford that was destroyed on February 5th (it was rebuilt in 1867), a recounting of the harrowing train trip of the wounded of Chickamauga back to safety and a Union hospital, the scourge of Diptheria, the 38th Congress, 'Important' Rebel news, New Orleans, the Spring Campaign, and wonderful article/editorial on 'Rats' in the Basement of the White House. 

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