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Greeley, Horace (1811-1872) The New York daily tribune. [Vol. XXV, no. 7495 (14 April 1865)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08429.20 Author/Creator: Greeley, Horace (1811-1872) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Newspaper Date: 14 April 1865 Pagination: 8 p. ; 53 x 40.5 cm

Summary of Content: Covers General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox in detail. Includes an account of the events leading up to the surrender and the terms of the surrender. Publishes articles on the dawn of peace, reconstruction, the Battle of Fort Sumter 12-13 April 1861, and other news surrounding the surrender and end of the Civil War. Includes an article on the proposed exploration of the North Pole. Other articles detail local, international, political, court, and ship news, advertisements, and public announcements. Issue is uncut.

Background Information: Horace Greeley started the New York Tribune in 1841. He died in 1872, the year Whitelaw Reid assumed control of the paper. Under his son, Ogden Mills Reid, the paper merged with ...the New York Herald to form the New York Herald Tribune, which continued to be run by Ogden M. Reid until his death in 1947. Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox on 9 April 1865. The rest of the Confederate army surrendered during April and May 1865.

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People: Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872
Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885
Lee, Robert E., 1807-1870

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Military HistoryCivil WarUnion ForcesPeaceConfederate General or LeaderSurrenderConfederate States of AmericaAppomattoxBattleReconstructionBattle of Fort SumterFort SumterFrontiers and ExplorationPolar Exploration

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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