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Our Special Washington Dispatch.
Washington, April 3 – Midnight
A dispatch received here, dated Spotswood House, Richmond, 1:30 P.M. to-day, says that but little property was destroyed by the fire in Richmond, which was mainly confined to the tobacco warehouses.
The reception of the Union Troops was enthusiastic beyond all expectation, and confirmed the statement so often made that there were large numbers of Unionists in that city. Many Union flags were displayed, and great rejoicing manifested at the deliverance so long and so anxiously looked for.
From private information received here to-day we learn that President Lincoln designed going himself to Richmond, and may have done so before now.
A telegraphic dispatch received here to-night from the President states that he spent the night in Petersburg and returned to City Point to-night.
It does not seem to have been generally remembered that to-day is the anniversary of Lieutenant General Grant’s taking command of the army in person at Culpepper Court House, Va.
Caption: New York Herald. 4 April 1865. Gift of Steven and Susan Raab. AN .N56792