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April 10, 1865

THE OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, April 10, 1865  Front page heads at the top of the fifth column regarding the fall of Richmond:

* Glorious News!
* Richmond Taken
* Petersburg Evacuated
* Many Thousand Prisoners!
* And all the Cannon Captured

The report, datelined "Chicago, April 2" states, in part: "President Lincoln telegraphs from City Point at eight o'clock this (Sunday ) evening as follows: Last night Gen. Grant telegraphed me that Sheridan with his cavalry and the fifth corps had captured three brigades of infantry....the prisoners number several thousand..." & more, plus a second dispatch from San Francisco: "The following is received...'The telegraphic operator at Omaha says Richmond is taken.

Petersburg evacuated, and all the cannon and many... prisoners captured." This report also contains an interesting engraving of a small, upsidedown coffin and an upsidedown headline: "Southern Confederacy".

Apparently this was done purposely by the newspaper to mark the doom of the Confederacy.

Page 2 has an editorial: "The Fall Of Richmond". Nice heads & a unique graphic about the fall of Richmond, and great to have on the front page.

Front page has a faded black-inked business stamp in the upper right corner, some lite foxing on the front page, otherwise in very good condition.

Category: Yankee

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