Tag Archives: Roger A. Pryor

postal peace

It was a short labor stoppage at the Richmond Post Office, where clerks had not had a raise since the war and its rampant inflation began. And our Richmond newspaper still sees a lot of pressure on prices. Even though … Continue reading

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Jubal Early Loves the Union! (in March 1861)

Since mid-February 1861 the Virginia secession convention has been meeting at the Mechanics’ Institute in Richmond. No final decisions have been made. On March 20, 1861 The New-York Times published an update (The New York Times Archive): THE VIRGINIA STATE … Continue reading

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Virginian Would Sink U.S. Navy

The January 14, 1861 edition of The New-York Times included a report of proceedings in the U.S. House of Representatives. During debate on a naval appropriations bill Virginia Congressman Roger Atkinson Pryor made a statement (The Times January 14, 1861): … Continue reading

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