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A.F. Crutchfield & Co. (fl. 1861) Daily express. [Vol. 13, no. 195, whole no. 4330 (August 15, 1863)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.74.26 Author/Creator: A.F. Crutchfield & Co. (fl. 1861) Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Newspaper Date: 15 August 1863 Pagination: 2 p. ; 60 x 40.5 cm

The raid against Weldon, North Carolina, General M.W. Ransom Gallantly & Successfully Repulses the Enemy at Boon's Mill - The Enemy very successful at theft, robbery, arson and rape, report from Morris Island.

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