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NP: September 23, 1864 Richmond Examiner: The War News, September 21-22

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.


All was quiet at Petersburg yesterday; but on Wednesday [September 21], at daylight, the whole of the Yankee artillery opened upon our lines, and upon the city and along their line from Deep Bottom to the Weldon railroad every mother’s son of a Yankee in Grant’s army cheered and huzzaed as if he would split his throat.  All this meant that they had heard the news of their victory in the Valley1, and were in honour of the same firing a salute with shotted guns and making a jubilee generally.2

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  1. SOPO Editor’s Note: Sheridan defeated Early at Third Winchester on September 19, 1864.
  2. “The War News.” Richmond Examiner. September 23, 1864, p. 1 col. 1
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