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A.F. Crutchfield & Co. (fl. 1861) Daily express. [Vol. 11, no. 215, whole no. 3756 (September 9, 1861)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.74.17 Author/Creator: A.F. Crutchfield & Co. (fl. 1861) Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Newspapers Date: 9 September 1861 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Bombardment and capture of Fort's Clark and Hatteras, The Privateer "Sumter," her true history, Remarkable audacity of the Confederates at Munson's Hill, Kentucky invaded by the Yankee's - The Town of Paducah Cpatured, From Missouri - The Fight at Lexington, The War in Missouri, Confederates Falling Back (Cape Girardeau, Missouri).


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Confederate States of America, Fortification, Artillery, Privateering, Battle

Sub Era: The American Civil War