The Advantage Archives "Grant Edition" Watch
On July 1, 1863 the city Of Vicksburg, MS was the last stronghold of the Confederate Army on the Mississippi River. On July 2nd the Vicksburg Citizen informed the world...it no longer was. Renowned Civil War General and soon to be 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant had captured Vicksburg. 25 years later, the Vicksburg Citizen ran the "Grant Edition" announcing Grant's death, and reprinting the July 2nd, 1863 edition in which Grant informed the world that he had "Caught The Rabbit".
Now....what does any of this have to do with this watch??? Nothing really, but when someone compliments you on how great it looks, you now have a story to tell them.
And while you are sharing that bit of history, make sure you let them know that this bit of history can be accessed for free by visiting one of Advantage Archives Community History Archives!
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Advantage Archives works with hundreds of libraries and newspaper publishers across the United States, hosting millions (and millions) of historical newspaper images in Community History Archives.
We have embraced the idea that providing access to history is a shared responsibility, and should be accessible to all. We are proud to be an active participant in the community’s efforts to make local history more accessible by eliminating the ongoing costs associated with storage, hosting, development, and maintenance of the community’s archive!
Now, you can partner with us and help provide free access to local history...simply by buying a gift that gives back!