Norfolk is Ours! Frisky Manner in which the News was received by the President and Secretary of War

Norfolk is Ours! Frisky Manner in which the News was received by the President and Secretary of War


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Title: Norfolk is Ours! Frisky Manner in which the News was received by the President and Secretary of War

Year: 1862

Creator: Henry L. Stephens, Vanity Fair

Description: Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton jumps onto General Henry Halleck as President Lincoln looks on. Actually Halleck and Stanton were not on the scene. In reality, General John Wool and Secretary of Treasury Salmon P. Chase led Union troops in the Virginia city’s capture on May 11, 1862 as President Lincoln awaited aboard a nearby ship.

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