6 April 1865: “That Anaconda Tightening!”

Item Description: Bulletin announcing the fall of Richmond and Petersburg as well as the capture of Boone, North Carolina.


Item Citation: The Times War Bulletin: New Berne, N.C., Thursday, April 6, 1865, No. 5.: Richmond Ours! Cb970.7 T58n    North Carolina Collection. Wilson Library. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item Transcription:


General Stoneman’s Raid

Capture of Boone, N.C. on the 27th ult.

Head Quarters, Dist. of East Tenn.,

Boone, N.C., March 27, 1865.

The advance of General Stoneman’s force, commanded by Major Keogh, Aid-de-Camp, entered and captured the town of Boone, Wautaga co., N.C., at twelve o’clock to-day. The rebel force was routed with a loss of ten men killed and sixty-five wounded and prisoners.  Major Barnes’ battalion of the Twelfth Kentucky cavalry lost a few men wounded.

General Stoneman’s command is now well into North Carolina, and will be heard of soon in the heart of rebeldom.

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