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July 6-8, 1863

Monday, July 6, 1863.

and the evening in Nellies how i miss bible class Vincent cam home with me Nellie was up here to day

Tuesday 7

very dull day meeting at mrs holins very few out great rejocing here the surrender of Vicksburg to night mrs gibbs and lucy came up to

Wednesday 8

Nellies after meeting Mrs Buzard leaft for cope [Cape] My [May] This morning very heavy storm it rained in torrents all day



Annotation 1

Philadelphia Inquirer detailed the demonstration of the First Union League Regiment on July 7, 1863.

The people of Philadelphia erupted into celebrations when the news of Grant’s victory at Vicksburg reached the city. The celebration included fireworks displays and a gaslight spelling of “Victory” above the Union League. Gallman, Mastering Wartime, 107-108.


One Response to “July 6-8, 1863”

  1. July 30, 2013 at 6:02 PM #

    Great post and blog.

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