Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Chicago Tribune Reports the End of the War-- Part 2: "The End Is Near"

"Either Richmond will be ours by surrender or by evacuation, for the rebels have not force enough to hold it or to take the field at the same time.  The latter they must do, or the Confederacy will die like a rat penned in his hole. ...The end is near."

On April 3rd, Tribune readers learned about Grant's major victory in the Third Battle of Petersburg.  In the manner of the day, the all-caps, one-word "VICTORY" was a screaming banner headline.

"After there days (of) terrific fighting," the Tribune wrote, "the Army f the Potomac has struck a death blow at the very heart of the rebellion."

--Old Secesh

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