Broadside Detailing the Account of Confederate Surrender
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This small broadside was designed to carry the news of surrender to the masses.
The publisher, J. T. Brown (signed in type) “…Hasten(s) to give the public the following GLORIOUS NEWS just received…by Telegraph. He goes on to quote the news from Newburyport of the same date of “The official account of the Surrender of Lee…on Gen. Grant’s terms is announced.” Taking place the day before “near Clifton, Va. after two days’ negociations (sic)…The men are parolled (sic) and returned to their homes. All the Artillery and Public Property of Lee’s army are turned over to Grant—this virtually ENDING THE WAR.”
Stating that bells are ringing, cannons firing, and bonfires blazing, it ends, “Thanks be unto GOD who giveth us the Victory!” The excitement is palpable: Washington, DC (and many other cities and towns across the North) had lights blazing throughout that night and week.
Very good, clean; two show-through spots from being affixed; a white streak down the left side from where it had been affixed to another sheet.
(Lee Surrender) SURRENDER OF LEE AND HIS ARMY / GLORY HALLELUJAH!! Portsmouth (NH) Journal Office: Monday, April 10, 9 A.M. Broadside Newspaper Extra: 4-5/8″ x 8-5/8″; 1p.