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Richmond Daily Dispatch -- Civil War Era

Connect to: Richmond Daily Dispatch -- Civil War Era
Producer: Richmond Daily Dispatch
Description: Digitized copies of this Richmond, Virginia newspaper, dated November 1860 through December 1865. As of November 2006, there are 1,384 issues of the paper available online.
Usage Tips: Browsing   There is a "Browse the Daily Dispatch" under "Other Options" on the right side of the opening page. Clicking on that option enables you to browse by years and dates.
Searching   A simple search function ("Enter word or phrase") is located on the left side of the opening page. More complex searching is offered under "Other Options," including "Simple Searches," "Proximity Searches," and "Boolean Searches."
Viewing Results   The contents of the paper are provided in two forms -- digitized page images and transcribed texts from the pages.
As you view the results of Browsing, these two formats are clearly labelled.
But the results of a Search are more complex:
  • The "Results Details" link allows you to see the transcribed texts of an issue and an article.
  • The "Table of Contents" link offers access to the transcribed text of an entire issue, as well as indiividual sections, along with page-by-page links to page images. Click on the page number for access to the latter.
Librarian: Dick Grefe
Descriptors: History -- United States
Newspapers -- Historical
 
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