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  2. This Cruel War Is Over

Letter from James R. Gilmore to "My Dear Sir"

Creator:
Gilmore, James R., (James Roberts), 1822-1903
Collection:
Contemporary Correspondence
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date of Original:
1865
Description:
Letter, 20 cm, handwritten in ink. Celebrates the fall of Richmond to Union forces at the end of the Civil War. Signed both James R. Gilmore and his pseudonym, Edmund Kirke.
Transcription:
Cambridge, Mass.
April 4, 1865

My dear sir:
As I write, the bells are ringing and the cannons are firing in honor of the fall of Richmond. I thank God that I have lived to hear that sound, and see this day.
James R. Gilmore
("Edmund Kirke")
Subject:
Gilmore, James R., (James Roberts), 1822-1903-Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Category:
Manuscripts & Documents
Format of Original:
Manuscript
Item ID:
71200908301507
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Digital File ID:
71200908301507
Available for Viewing:
By appointment only