1 July 1862: “…McClellan is reported mortally wounded. His army is fighting for existence. It is at bay and desperate.”

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 1 July 1862 included this update of action near Richmond, Virginia. Containing an erroneous report of Union General George B. McClellan’s mortal wound, the article presents a somewhat upbeat outlook on what would end up being the last day of the Seven Days Battles.

Item citation: The Daily Journal. 1 July 1862. Wilmington, N.C.: Fulton & Price. C071 W74jd. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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