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May 21, 1865: The Grand Review

The New York Times anticipates the Grand Review. On Tuesday next begins the Grand Review at Washington. That this will prove to be beyond all comparisons the grandest military spectacle, over witnessed in America, is quite evident. By as much … Continue reading

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May 20, 1865: Planning the Grand Review

The New York Times describes the anticipation of the Grand Review of the troops. Meade’s Army of the Potomac marches on the 23rd, and Sherman’s westerners on the 24th. New York Times, May 20, 1865: THE GRAND REVIEW. The city … Continue reading

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May19, 1865: Sherman reaches Washington

Sherman writes to Gen. Rawlins, Grant’s adjutant, to let him know that he’s in the vicinity of Washington and ready for the grand review when ordered. Official Records: HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Camp near Alexandria, May 19, 1865. … Continue reading

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May 18, 1865: Was the war a victory for democracy?

The New York Times comments on a letter to the London Times, in which the writer argues that “”Sir, the North has succeeded, but not because it is a democracy; the South has failed, but not because it is an … Continue reading

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May 17, 1865: Reconstruction of Virginia

Johnson takes a hard line on Virginia. The executive order of President JOHNSON respecting Virginia, makes thorough work. It is a complete wiping out of four years of the civil history of the State, as far as rebels had to … Continue reading

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May 18, 1865: Jim Crow in Philadelphia

A black man attempts to claim his rights in Pennsylvania. THE RIGHTS OF COLORED CITIZENS.; Curious Affair in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, May 17 — 2 P.M. Last evening a colored man got into a Pine-street passenger car, and refused all … Continue reading

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May 16, 1865: Sherman to the Grand Review

The New York Times reports that Sherman is on his way to the grand review in Washington. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Tuesday, May 16. SHERIDAN’s cavalry, under command, temporarily, of Maj.-Gen. CROOK, arrived here to-day. The command left Petersburgh on Wednesday, the … Continue reading

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May 15, 1865: Davis in petticoats, and the Freedmen’s Bureau

The New York Times reports on a number of matters. Firstly, Davis was captured reportedly wearing his wife’s clothes. Second, O.O. Howard has been appointed to lead the Freedmen’s Bureau. FROM WASHINGTON.; JEFF. DAVIS IN PETTICOATS. Published: May 15, 1865 … Continue reading

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May 14, 1865: Jefferson Davis Captured

“The Archfiend of the rebellion” captured. Jeff. Davis Captured. Published: May 14, 1865 The country will learn this morning, with satisfaction too deep for words, that the archfiend of the rebellion, JEFFERSON DAVIS, has been captured, and is now in … Continue reading

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May 13, 1865: North Carolina loyalists visit Johnson

The stream of Southerners begins to flow north to Washington, seeking to influence the course of reconstruction. RALEIGH, N. C., May 13, 1865. (Received 12. 30 p. m.) His Excellency ANDREW JOHNSON, President of the United States: Ex-Governor D. L. … Continue reading

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