Mary Henry Diary Entry End of the Civil War, April 3-10, 1865

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Entry from the diary of Mary Henry, daughter of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, describing the end of the Civil War, April 3-10, 1865. The entry details celebrations occurring in Washington, D.C. and General Robert E. Lee's surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant.


  • Lee, Robert E (Robert Edward) 1807-1870
  • Grant, Ulysses S (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878


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  • For the fully digitized diaries see negative numbers SIA2013-02704 through SIA2013-02816 (Diary 1858-1863) and negative numbers SIA2013-01937 through SIA2013-02126 (Diary 1864-1868).
  • These diary entries are pages 95-100 in the actual diary.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 51, Folder 2

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • April 3-10, 1865
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Diaries
  • History


  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Paper
  • Document

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SIA2013-01990 and SIA2013-01991 and SIA2013-01992 and SIA2013-01993

Physical description

Number of Images: 4 ; Color: Color ; Size: 12w x 7.56h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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