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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 … Continue reading

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29 March 1865: “I would respectfully request that you direct one or two gunboats to lay in the Appomattox…”

Item Description: Letter from Lieutenant-General Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. Army, to Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, U.S. Navy, asking that gunboats be positioned in both the Appomattox and James Rivers. Item Citation: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in … Continue reading

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23 March 1865: “You will dispose your vessels about the sounds to capture all contraband of war going into the enemy’s lines”

Item Description: Order from Rear Admiral David D. Porter, of the U.S. Navy, to Commander W.H. Macomb regarding the seizure of contraband goods from captured Confederate ships. Item Citation: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War … Continue reading

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