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  • Subject: Reconstruction (U.S. History, 1865-1877)
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    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Civil Rights in Alabama."

    • 1874
    • In this message to the United States House of Representatives, President Ulysses S. Grant presents a statement he received from a group of African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, who had assembled to discuss the "grave and menacing dangers that...
    • 2010-07-15
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Law Abiding Democrats to the Front!"

    • 1877
    • Leaflet addressed to Democrats in Dallas County, Alabama, urging them to vote for the "good and true men" of the party, who will not resort to illegal methods to gain political power: "They will tell you, that when bad men are elected to office,...
    • 2009-06-25
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Rooms of the Republican Executive Committee!"

    • 1872
    • Flier announcing the candidates for legislative office, which were chosen at a recent meeting of the Dallas County committee. Also included is a list of times and locations of meetings that will be held "[i]n order that all may be more enlightened...
    • 2009-06-25

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