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Terrific & dramatic broadside announcing the capture of the Confederate capital...
Item # 639989
April 3, 1865
A terrific broadside announcing the capture of the Confederate capital, and presaging the end of the Civil War just a few days later.
The report is based on a telegraph sent to New York, "Special to the Daily Eagle...11:30 a.m., A dispatch from E.M. Stanton announces the capture of Richmond by our troops under Gen. Weitzel, they having taken it about 8:15 this morning." It was presumably issued by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which boasted of the largest daily circulation of any evening paper in the country. An extra for this dramatic news would seem to be well justified, as the paper's first full edition did not hit the presses until 2:00 that afternoon. No other issues of this broadside are recorded at auction or on OCLC (Online Computer Library Center).
The broadside measures 12 by 4 1/2 inches with ample margins, in very nice, clean condition with a bit of foxing mostly at the margins (see).
This is one of the finest & most dramatic Civil War broadsides we have had the pleasure to offer, and an exceedingly nice item for display with this "breaking news" report of one of the more momentous events of the Civil War.