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A.F. Crutchfield & Co. (fl. 1861) Daily express. [Vol. 11, no. 197, whole no. 3738 (August 19, 1861)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.74.12 Author/Creator: A.F. Crutchfield & Co. (fl. 1861) Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Newspapers Date: 19 August 1861 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Lincoln issued a proclamtion that all commercial intercourse with the seceded states is unlawlful, all travel from North & South is interdicted.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Confederate States of America, Travel, Merchants and Trade, Commerce, Presidential Speeches & Proclamations, President

Sub Era: The American Civil War