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  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • 18651877

About

The Columbia Phoenix (1865-78) arose out of the charred remains of Columbia, the capital city of South Carolina, in the aftermath of the Civil War to record its losses and bear witness to its gradual recovery. A triweekly newspaper, the Phoenix first appeared on Tuesday, March 21, 1865, mere weeks after fires had razed a third of the city. It struck a defiant tone, declaring, “Our city shall spring, from her ashes, and our Phoenix, we hope and trust, shall announce the glorious rising! God save the state!” For over ten years, it reflected on the hardships (crop failures, the scarcity of goods and money) and hopes (the return of businesses and railroads, voting rights for African Americans) of the residents of Columbia and neighboring communities in the Midlands region of South Carolina.

Archive Info

  • 13,117
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • 18651877

Paper History

  • Tri-Weekly Phoenix
  • The Columbia Daily Phoenix
  • Columbia Phoenix

Source Information

The Daily Phoenix, 1865–1877 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: August 31, 2018

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MP (Matthew Preston) McLemore looking for NW (Nathaniel W) McLemore
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Building of Ceder Creek Bridge
James W. Lever, County Surveyor

Building of Ceder Creek Bridge James W. Lever, County Surveyor

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A.G. Reaves, escaped lunatic from SC Asylum

A.G. Reaves, escaped lunatic from SC Asylum

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Archive Info

  • 13,117
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • 18651877

Paper History

  • Tri-Weekly Phoenix
  • The Columbia Daily Phoenix
  • Columbia Phoenix

Source Information

The Daily Phoenix, 1865–1877 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: August 31, 2018