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The Green Tree: Highlights from the Collection of the Mutual Assurance Company of Philadelphia - April 2007
 
 
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Currier & Ives

The Fall of Richmond VA
on the Night of April 2nd 1865
, 1867
Lithograph, 8 × 12 3/8 inches
Inscribed (in plate): “Publ’d by Currier & Ives/152 Nassau Street New York. This strong hold and Capital City of the Davis Confederacy was evacuated by the Rebels in consequence of the defeat at ‘Five Forks’ of the army of Northern Virginia under Lee, and capture of the South Side Rail Road, by the brave heroes of the North, commanded by Generals Grant, Sheridan, and others.—Before abandoning the city the Rebels set fire to it, destroying a vast amount of property; and the conflagration continued until it was subdued by the Union troops in the following morning. Entered according to Act of Congress A 1865 by Currier & Ives in the Clerk’s office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern Dist. Of N.Y.”
References: Garvan and Wojtowicz 1977, 148.
RS 6342




  


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