Courant Extra! Glorious News! The End of the War. Let the People Rejoice. Surrender of Lee and His Whole Army. Ring the Bells and Should Loud Huzzas. U. S. Grant.

Courant Extra! Glorious News! The End of the War. Let the People Rejoice. Surrender of Lee and His Whole Army. Ring the Bells and Should Loud Huzzas.

[Hartford, CT: Hartford Courant, 1865.]. Broadside, 9.9” x 7” (sheet size). Headlines above a single column of text. In the fifth line, the "c" in "rejoice" is printed inverted and backwards.

A scarce and stirring broadside issued by the Hartford Courant reporting the surrender of the Confederate Amy under Gen. Lee at the Appomattox Court House following the Battle of Sailor's Creek.

Announcing the end of the war, the Courant here jubilantly calls for the people of Connecticut to rejoice, ring bells, and shout loud huzzas. Reproduced is the official announcement issued by the War Department on 9 Apr. 1865 at 9 PM:

To Major-General Dix:—This department has received the official report of the surrender, this day, of General Lee and his whole army to Lieut. Gen. Grant, on the terms proposed by General Grant. Details will be given as soon as possible. (Signed) Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War.

This announcement is followed by an announcement from three days prior on the day of the Battle of Sailor's Creek (which took place near Farmville, Virginia):

Headquarters Armies of the United States, April 6th—4:30 PM. Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War:—General Lee surrendered the army of Northern Virginia this afternoon upon the terms proposed by myself. (Signed) U. S. Grant, Lieutenant General.

The Hartford Courant (originally known as the Connecticut Courant) began as a weekly newspaper in 1764 and is presently one of the oldest continuously-published newspapers in the U.S. The Courant became daily in 1837, but still published a weekly edition until 1896. In 1867, Joseph R. Hawley, a leading Republican politician and former governor of Connecticut, bought the newspaper, which he combined with the Hartford Evening Press. Under his editorship, this became the most influential newspaper in Connecticut and one of the leading Republican papers in the country.

WorldCat records just three copies, at Trinity, Connecticut Historical, and the Connecticut State Library.

CONDITION: Good, old fold and creases, no losses to the text.

Item #7060

Price: $950.00

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