Stanton, Edwin McMasters (1814-1869) The President is Dead
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A dramatic printed version of Stanton's announcement of Lincoln's death to General John A. Dix, U.S. Military Commander of the Department of the East, headquartered in New York. In full: "The President is Dead! [rule] War Department, Washington, April 15, 1865. To Maj. Gen. Dix. Abraham Lincoln died this morning at 22 minutes after seven o'clock. E.M. Stanton, Sec. of War." Black bordered. Matted dimensions: 71 x 79 cm.
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