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  • Description: Lincoln
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    • "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
    • "Robert Lincoln - Gossip in High Life."

    • 1866-04-14
    • Report from the Washington correspondent at the Nashville Republican Banner, discussing the efforts of President Lincoln's son to secure a political position for the father of a woman he intended to marry. Published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Signifcant [sic] Letter."

    • 1866-04-14
    • Excerpt of a letter from Ward Hill Lamon, former U.S. Marshal, to President Johnson. In it Lamon, a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, explains the late president's plans for restoring the Union after the war: "I was made entirely certain by his own...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Lincoln and Palmerston."

    • 1866-02-23
    • Editorial criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. In particular, the piece scoffs at the comparison drawn between Lincoln and Lord Palmerston of Great Britain: "This comparison is...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Frothy Grandiloquence."

    • 1866-02-23
    • Editorial criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. Originally published in The New York World; reprinted in the Montgomery Daily Mail on February 23, 1866.
    • 2014-10-20
    • "A French Criticism on the Bancroft Oration."

    • 1866-02-22
    • Excerpts from a French newspaper, criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. Published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on February 22, 1866.
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Danger from a Broken Spine!"

    • 1866-02-16
    • This editorial argues for a reinstitution of the writ of habeas corpus by drawing on a colorful statement made by President Lincoln in a message sent to General Joe Hooker: "I wouldn't take any risk of being entangled up the river, like an ox half...
    • 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
    • "Mr. Lincoln - Some Anecdotes of Him."

    • 1865-06-08
    • Several brief stories illustrating President Lincoln's kind, patient, and congenial personality. All were submitted by a journalist from the New York World. They were reprinted in the Montgomery Daily Mail on June 8, 1865.
    • 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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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

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