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  • Description: assassination
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    • "Late Northern News!"

    • 1865-04-22
    • Reports from Memphis, Tennessee, giving details and updates about the death of President Lincoln (published in the Montgomery Daily Advertiser on April 22, 1865). They also state that Secretary of State Seward has been killed, but that...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Citizens' Meeting at Odd Fellows' Hall."

    • 1865-04-22
    • Article reporting a meeting in Mobile, Alabama, at which "the oldest and most prominent citizens" decried the assassination of President Lincoln: "All differences of political opinion were, for the nonce buried, and with one accord the people...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "The Reported Assassination."

    • 1865-04-28
    • Report about the assassination of President Lincoln, published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on April 28, 1865. This update draws its details from an account given by a man who had read "Eastern papers which differ in some respects from those we...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "The Assassination of the President."

    • 1865-05-01
    • Editorial published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on May 1, 1865, regarding the reported assassination of President Lincoln. Two weeks after the event, the accounts "begin to assume the semblance of truth." The author condemns the murder while...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Further Particulars of the Washington Tragedy."

    • 1865-05-01
    • Dispatches reporting events after the assassination of President Lincoln. They give details about the attacks on the presidents and Secretary of State Seward; Lincoln's death and Seward's recovery; the inauguration of President Johnson; the...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Meeting of Chaplains."

    • 1865-05-06
    • Article reporting the organization of a new association for U.S. Army chaplains in Montgomery, Alabama. The group formed committees to arrange mourning services and adopt resolutions regarding the assassination of the president. The resolutions...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Important Correspondence. Shall a Lenient Policy Be Continued?"

    • 1865-05-08
    • Correspondence regarding a proposed policy of leniency toward citizens of Mississippi who wish to cooperate with the federal government. In the first letter, Brigadier General J. W. Davidson expresses concern that the strategy will not be adopted...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Death of Lincoln. Great Tragedy in Washington."

    • 1865-05-12
    • Dispatches originally published in the Atlanta Intelligencer on April 21 (shown here reprinted in the Alabama Beacon on May 12). These reports from Secretary of War Stanton, all dated April 15, give details and updates about the events surrounding...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Tone of the Eastern Press."

    • 1865-05-15
    • News and editorial opinions from several New York newspapers (such as the Times and the Tribune) regarding reaction to the assassination of Lincoln; the best strategy for dealing with former rebels; and the anticipated policies of Andrew Johnson's...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "The Murder of President Lincoln."

    • 1866-04-15
    • Report published a year after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, suggesting that John Wilkes Booth was not the real murderer of the president. It also speculates that Booth was not killed in Virginia but rather fled the country after the event....
    • 2014-10-20

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