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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.74.26 Author/Creator: A.F. Crutchfield & Co. (fl. 1861) Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Newspapers Date: 15 August 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: 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.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Confederate States of America, Crime, Criminals and Outlaws, Confederate General or Leader, Battle, Wartime Pillaging and Destruction, Women's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War