Capture of Richmond, by Massachusetts troops

In the Liberator of April 14, 1865, pg 3 comes news from Richmond.  “At four o’clock in the morning of Monday, April 8, Major A. H. Stevens, of the 4th Cavalry, and the Provost Marshall of the 25th Army Corps, with detachments from companies E and H, entered the place amidst the wildest demonstrations of joy on the part of the colored people and the poor whites.  They danced and shouted and prayed and blessed the Lord and thanked him that the Yankees had come … He proceeded at once to the capital, ascended the roof, pulled down the State flag which was flying, and raised the fuidons of the two companies upon the building.  So Massachusetts was first in Richmond and in possession of the rebel capital…

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