In Richmond, teenaged Union officer Johnston De Peyster hoists the Stars and Stripes over the Confederate Capitol
Union General Gottfried Weitzel had entered Richmond before dawn and received its surrender. General George Foster Shepley, soon to be named governor of the city, gave permission to his 19-year old aide Lieutenant Johnston De Peyster and an artillery captain named Langdon to go to the roof of the former Confederate Capitol and unfurl a large Stars and Stripes. The same flag had flown over the New Orleans Mint when Shepley had been military governor there earlier in the war. (By John Osborne)
Benson J. Lossing, The Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America (Hartford, CT:: T. Belknap, 1868), III: 549-550.