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Richmond Daily Dispatch, 1860-1865

Richmond Daily Dispatch, 1860-1865

As of 2005, there are 1384 issues of the Richmond Daily Dispatch available dated between November 1860 and December 1865.  The newspaper was nonpartisan, meaning that much of its revenue came from advertising.  Although all the articles have been digitized, the project directors decided to save money by having only one day of advertisements every two weeks digitized.  Since most ads ran for many days or weeks, this is a substantial sampling of the ads without much loss of fidelity to the original paper.  The collection can be searched or browsed.  In addition the site contains some other materials.  There is an introduction to the city of Richmond and the newspaper itself during the Civil War era, a chronology of the war, information about the project in general, and technical information... Show More
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