Author Archives: Allen Gathman

May 24, 1865: The Grand Review, and caring for the troops

Sherman’s Army in Review **************************************************** The New York Times pays tribute to the soldiers who saved the Union. The Grand Review is over, Sherman’s armies having marched on the second day, and the Times calls for government employment of veterans. … Continue reading

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May 23, 1865: First day of the Grand Review

The New York Times reports on the spectacle of the first day of the Grand Review. The Army of the Potomac marches today. Dispatch to the Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Tuesday, May 23. The weather to-day was everything that could be … Continue reading

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May 22, 1865: More on the Grand Review

Washington is full of spectators and troops. The military display of the present week is the absorbing topic of excitement and anticipation among all classes. The turnout of spectators promises to be immense, greater than on any previous occasion for … Continue reading

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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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