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(5) Using the cited source listed In the image, I created this infographic as a way of introducing the newspapers during the Civil War. Many more Americans by this point were literate and there were many newspapers to be read. Some were even sent to different parts of the country allowing news to travel farther and faster than normal postage. And during the war, the papers would even cross dividing line.
(11) One way the newspapers were censored was to simply not let the reporters on or near the field, allowing them to self censor. While in theory this idea could work, reality was a different tale. The reporters would still manage to get the story and publish it causing problems. [Newspapers during the American Civil War]
(8) While it is true the North had more newspapers then the South (see Pin5) those few it did have were big names such as the Richmond Enquirer. [1862 Confederate Imprint Civil War Newspaper "Richmond Virginia Enquirer" | eBay]
(12) On both sides of the war, the government enacted a policy to keep its troops safe. Any reports about troop movements, locations, causality counts, etc. were prohibited. However this did not stop that information from being published. When this happened, at least in the North, the editor ran the risk of being arrested, the newspaper's mailing being restricted or the newspaper could be suspended. [Mass media pg. 139-143]
The Oct. 7, 1863, edition showed the "progress of the war for supression of the rebellion."