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William Lloyd and Co. Daily Richmond examiner. [Vol. 18, no. 52 (April 29, 1864)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.72.095 Author/Creator: William Lloyd and Co. Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Newspaper Date: 29 April 1864 Pagination: 2 p. ; 60 x 43 cm

Summary of Content: The coming campaign to capture Richmond - The situation and preparations, Capture of an ironclad, The Fort Pillow Affair - Lincoln has promised retaliation by putting to death our men at his hands - Tales of the most horrible massacre and butchery, Appointments by Lincoln.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaNavyIroncladUnion ForcesFortificationBattle of Fort Pillow (Fort Pillow Massacre)African American TroopsAfrican American HistoryAtrocityMassacreDeath PenaltyPresidentGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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