Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Richmond ::
Information about Abraham Lincoln's visit to Richmond, Va., during the
This page contains information about Abraham
Lincoln's visit to Richmond on April 4-5, 1865.
OR Navies: Ser. I, Vol. 12, pp. 93-94
|| 4/1/1865; list of
vessels in the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (Federal)
New York Times
excellent article, sent on April 4, describing Lincolnís visit to Richmond;
states Lincoln arrived at 2 PM, throng of freed slaves, etc. Leaves Richmond
at 6:30. Also notes that Admiral Farragut visited Richmond on April 4 and
left the same day. Also remarks on the evacuation fire, destruction, and
rumors swirling around the city.
||4/9/1865; Description of Abraham Lincoln at the
White House of the Confederacy and on the USS Malvern
||4/12/1865; notes the visit of President Lincoln
to Richmond, the parade of the XXIV Corps through town, and efforts by local
capitalists [including J. R. Anderson] to bring VA back into the Union.
Losses due to fire are 2/3 the city's assessed value
Behind the Scenes - Keckley
recollection of Mary Lincoln's African-American servant pertaining to Mary
Lincoln's visit to Richmond and Petersburg, a day after Lincoln toured the
city. Valuable details.
||no date; EXCELLENT account of the fall of Richmond by the
General Godfrey Weitzel who
received the surrender of the city. Many important details about Lincoln's
visit, and the instructions given by him to Weitzel.
|| 10/4/1900; "The Fall of Richmond"
Part two of Hiram Peck's memoir. Describes Lincoln's visit to Richmond,
details of the evacuation fire, the reopening of the Richmond Theater, and
response to Lee's surrender in Richmond. Mentions Castle Thunder detectives
being locked in Libby, and gives a description of Hollywood Cemetery.
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