The Wolverine

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The Wolverine (Lebanon, Ky.) Apr. 7, 1863. Vol. 1, no. 1.

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This is another camp newspaper from the Civil War. This paper was published by members of the 8th Regiment, Michigan Infantry.  An article on the second page thanks Mr. W.H. Wetherton, former publisher of the Lebanon Democrat, for letting them use the office to publisher The Wolverine. The office of the Democrat had been closed because of its Union sympathies in a region that supported secession. No issues of the Democrat are known, but it apparently existed between 1859 and 1862. This is the only issue of The Wolverine that is known to have been published, and it is known in only two other copies at University of Michigan and Western Kentucky University. 

The front page is taken up with a concise history of the regiment. inside are articles related to regimental activities, a list of officers, excerpts from a soldier's diary, and an editorial about how the regiment is really a friend of Kentucky. Over half of page 4 is taken up with the farewell address by Colonel William M. Fenton.

The 8th Regiment arrived in Lebanon on April 29th by rail from Louisville. It stayed there until about the 1st of June when it left the area and made its way over to the Mississippi River and down to help reinforce Grant's army at Vicksburg.

Adopted by Helen Deese in honor of Caroline Sloat

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