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Cowardin, J.A. & Hammersley Daily dispatch. [Vol. 19, no. 114 (May 18, 1861)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.56.002 Author/Creator: Cowardin, J.A. & Hammersley Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Newspaper Date: 18 May 1861 Pagination: 4 p. ; 58.5 x 43 cm

Reported Obstruction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad near Harper's Ferry, A Resolution in Reference to a day of Fasting and Prayer by Congress of the Confederate States, Mr. Seward's Definition of Treason.

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