September 30, 1861: New York Times


Transcript (excerpt):

Page 1, Upper Half

Our Dispatches From Washington

Washington, Sunday, Sept. 29.

The Occupation of Munson’s Hill

During last week it was so frequently reported from day to day, that our troops had taken possession of Munson’s Hill, that when last night this long predicted event took place, it found few believers among those least excited by sensation reports. A personal visit however puts the fact beyond doubt. The American flag now floats there in place of that of the rebels.

Detachments from Gen.’s Richardson’s, Keye’s and Wadsworth’s Brigades, and also from Gen. Franklin’s Division now occupy Munson’s Hill, being in command of Col. Ferry of the Fifth Michigan regiment.

Citation: New York Times. 30 September 1861. Gift of Steven and Susan Raab. AN .N5682

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