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McClellan, E. (fl. 1855-1865) Announcement of death of Lincoln

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02030 Author/Creator: McClellan, E. (fl. 1855-1865) Place Written: Fortress Monroe, Virginia Type: Broadsides Date: 15 April 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Announces the death of President Lincoln to the soldiers at the U.S. General Hospital. Signed on verso by Jacob Campbell, Company S, 2nd Regiment, PA with a short note bidding farewell to the "sacred evil of old Virginia."

People: McClellan, E. ,fl. 1855-1865.
Campbell, Jacob, fl. 1855-1865.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Assassination Civil War, Military History, Lincoln Assassination, President Death, Union Forces, Hospital, Confederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War