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Tanner, James (1844-1927) "At the deathbed of Abraham Lincoln"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05603.03.04 Author/Creator: Tanner, James (1844-1927) Place Written: s.l. Type: Newspaper clipping Date: circa 1925 Pagination: 4 p. ; 30 x 22.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One article entitled, "At the Deathbed of Abraham Lincoln," written by James Tanner and printed by the National Republic. Consists of an eye witness account related to Lincoln's assassination and his deathbed. Relays the chaos at the scene at Ford's Theater. Tanner's assistance was requested by General Christopher C. Augur who needed someone capable of writing in shorthand to record statements of people present in the theater. Also details Mary Todd Lincoln's audible distress in the room near where Tanner was recording testimonies. Included in the printing are two articles entitled, "What the Bishop Said to Washington," and "Enemy at Our Gates."

Background Information: James Tanner (1844-1927) at the time of Lincoln's assassination was employed by the Ordinance Burea of the War Department. He lost both legs serving as a corporal during the Civil ...War. See More

People: Tanner, James, 1844-1927
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882
Augur, Christopher Columbus, 1821-1898

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentCivil WarUnion ForcesLincoln AssassinationAssassinationsDeathInjury or WoundLincoln's CabinetPoliticsWomen's HistoryReform MovementReligionCommunism

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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