In Richmond, Virginia, President Lincoln tours the newly captured former capital of the Confederacy

President Abraham Lincoln visited the newly occupied former Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, walking the streets with his son Tad and touring in a carriage.  He also visited the former official residence of Jefferson Davis as well as the Libby Prison, notorious in the North for its holding of Union officer prisoners. He was cheered everywhere by Union troops and especially by the African-American population of the city.  He visited again two days later before returning to Washington.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
John Ashton Cannon, History of Grant's Campaign for the capture of Richmond (1864-1865) ... (London: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1869), 433-37. 
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