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A.F. Crutchfield & Co. (fl. 1861) Daily express. [Vol. 11, no. 211, whole no. 3752 (September 4, 1861)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.74.16 Author/Creator: A.F. Crutchfield & Co. (fl. 1861) Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Newspapers Date: 4 September 1861 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Text presented to General Beauregard by friends in Charleston, articles complete with thanks from the General (Signed in Type), The explosion of the Union Powder Mills at New Durham, New Hampshire, Treatment of prisoners at Fort Lafayette, Loss of the Privateer "Petrel," Abandonment of Fort Pickens, Attack upon Arlington Heights by the Confederates, who were repulsed, The Capture of Fort Hatteras, Official accounts of the capture of Fort's Clark and Hatteras, The Battle at Cross Lanes in Nicholas County.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Confederate States of America, Fortification, Battle, Confederate General or Leader, Disaster, Ammunition, Union Forces, Industry, Prisoner of War, Privateering

Sub Era: The American Civil War