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The New York herald. [ No. 10445 (April 4, 1865)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08840 Author/Creator: Place Written: New York, New York Type: Newspaper Date: 4 April 1865 Pagination: 8 p. ; 59 x 41 cm.

Summary of Content: One newspaper issue of The New York herald, dated April 4, 1865. Prints news of the capture of Richmond and various celebrations in the North, particularly in New York City. Other printed material includes auction sales, public notices, employment postings, and advertisements.

Background Information: 3

People: Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885
Weitzel, Godfrey, 1835-1884
Lee, Robert E., 1807-1870
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888
Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872
Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869
Warren, Gouverneur K. (Gouverneur Kemble), 1830-1882
Canby, Edward Richard Sprigg, 1817-1873
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872
Buckingham, William A. (William Alfred), 1804-1875
Spinner, Francis Elias, 1802-1890
Randall, Alexander Williams, 1819-1872
Ricketts, James B. (James Brewerton), 1817-1887
Smith, Green Clay, 1826-1895
Chittenden, Simeon Baldwin, 1814-1889
Draper, Simeon, 1806-1866
Taylor, Moses, 1806-1882
Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryBattle of RichmondBattle

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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