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  • Description: 1865
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    • "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
    • "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
    • "Mr. Davis and the Assassination."

    • 1865-07-03
    • Brief report of Jefferson Davis's response to the death of President Lincoln: "Mr. Davis said that he deplored the event, and trusted that an investigation would prove that no Southern man had any connection with it." Originally published in the...
    • 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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "The Assassination of Lincoln."

    • 1865-04-24
    • Editorials published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on April 24, 1865, discussing the reported deaths of President Lincoln and Secretary of State Seward. The first editorial denounces the assassinations, while still hoping "the entire story is a pure...
    • 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
    • "A Proclamation by the President."

    • 1865-05-08
    • Proclamation issued by President Johnson, declaring May 25, 1865, as a national day of mourning: "...to be observed, wherever in the United States the flag of the country may be respected...recommending my fellow-citizens then to assemble in their...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "The 'Loyal Southerners' Call on Mr. Johnson - His Address."

    • 1865-05-08
    • Report about a delegation of "loyal refugees" who visited President Johnson to offer their encouragement and cooperation. Johnson received their support gratefully and "assured them of his intention to discharge his duties in a way to bring peace...
    • 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
    • "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
    • "The Montgomery Meeting."

    • 1865-05-26
    • Resolutions adopted by a meeting of citizens in Montgomery, Alabama, regarding reconciliation with the United States after the end of the Civil War: "Resolved, that we hereby pledge to the Government of the United States our earnest and zealous...
    • 2014-10-20

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