The Tragedy Called the Army of the Potomac

The Tragedy Called the Army of the Potomac

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Title: The Tragedy Called the Army of the Potomac

Year: 1863

Creator: Frank Bellew, Harper’s Weekly

Description: Manager Lincoln: “Ladies and gentlemen, I regret to say that the tragedy entitled ‘The Army of the Potomac’ has been withdrawn on account of quarrels among the leading performers, and I have substituted three new and striking farces or burlesques, one, entitled ‘The Repulse of Vicksburg,’ by the well-known, popular favorite, E. M. Stanton, Esq., and the others, ‘The Loss of the Harriet Lane’ and ‘The Exploits of the Alabama’ — a very sweet thing in farces, I assure you — by the veteran composer, Gideon Welles.” (Unbounded applause by the Copperheads.)

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