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Newbern Weekly Progress Archive

  • New Bern, North Carolina
  • 18581863

About

John L. Pennington (1829-1900) launched the Newbern Weekly Progress in late September 1858. The newspaper debuted several weeks after Pennington printed the first issue of Newbern's Daily Progress, which he claimed was the first daily published in the eastern North Carolina town. The six-column, four-page weekly edition was published every Thursday. The Progress focused on local and state news and commerce. It also featured original poems, price lists, a significant advertisement section, and global news that arrived via telegraph. Though the newspaper boasted political independence early in its existence, its political tone evolved significantly during the 1860 presidential campaign and election and the onset of the Civil War.

Archive Info

  • 1,136
  • New Bern, North Carolina
  • 18581863

Paper History

  • Newbern Progress

Source Information

Newbern Weekly Progress, 1858–1863 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 16, 2017

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Archive Info

  • 1,136
  • New Bern, North Carolina
  • 18581863

Paper History

  • Newbern Progress

Source Information

Newbern Weekly Progress, 1858–1863 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 16, 2017