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The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
owns generally, but pushed on after the retreating foe--one regiment only, the One Hundred and Sixty-ninth New York, being left as a temporary guard until other dispositions might be made by General Schofield. Major Terry met the Mayor, Mr. John Dawson, who expressed his willingness to surrender the city and place it under the protection of the Union troops.-- Major Terry communicated the fact to his father, General Terry, who, at the court-house, thereupon formally received the surrender of Wilmington from its chief executive, His Honor Mayor Dawson. Were the city of Wilmington located north of Mason and Dixon's line, with the present 22d day of February occurring in the earlier years of rebellion, when the passage of troops "off to the wars" was a novelty, and an inspiration to the most enthusiastic patriotism, the advent of our army could hardly have called forth more vehement popular demonstrations. Flags, stained with age in the hiding places to which they had been co