"Felled by the hand of a dastardly assassin, our beloved President has passed into the Great Beyond, and our Nation in in gloom...As a token of the respect in which we held him, and as a tribute to his memory, I would request that all flags in our...
Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in response to the secession of seven Southern states. He calls for 75,000 men from state militias to deal with the rebellious states, which are "too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course...
The proclamation urges Alabamians to grow as much food as possible (for both civilians and soldiers) and to contribute arms to the troops: "Turn your shops into labratories [sic] for the manufacture of arms and munitions of war. Send me thousands...
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