Newspaper

Date:
1864-1864

The Tri-Weekly Telegraph - Houston Texas from January 6, 1864. Articles include a report on a "Great Naval disaster in the blockading squadron off the coast of Charleston in which four officers and twenty-six men were killed when the ironclad Weehawaken unexpectedly sank." May have been the work of torpedo boats. Another article states that the US government will grant the rights of US citizenship to all who swear an oath of loyalty. Also a report on the US Congress considering the Emancipation of all slaves everywhere and for all time, from Abraham Lincoln. An editorial "The War - When will it End".

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.017
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier