Capture of Richmond, Massachusetts 4th Cavalry

The Liberator, April 14, 1865 pg 3  includes Capture of Richmond. A portion of the article:  At four o’clock in the morning of April 8, Major A. H. Stevens, of the 4th Massachusetts , and the Provost Marshall of the 25th Army Corps, with detachments from Companies E and H, entered the place amid 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 …. Stevens proceeded at once to the capitol, ascended the roof, pulled down the State flag which was flying and raised the guidons of the two companies upon the building ….So Massachusetts was first in Richmond and in possession of the rebel capital …..


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