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Eden, R.C. (fl. 1865) Grant's Petersburg progress. [Vol.1, no.1 (April 3, 1865)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01022 Author/Creator: Eden, R.C. (fl. 1865) Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Newspaper Date: 3 April 1865 Pagination: 1 p. : newspaper ; 48.1 x 30.9 cm.

Union occupation newspaper announcing the capture of Petersburg: "Petersburg Ours! We are here! Hallelujah!" Prints the official surrender correspondence, describes the jubilation of the "colored population." Brief report that Union forces had taken Richmond that same morning.

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