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Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878) The death of Lincoln

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00014 Author/Creator: Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 28 June 1875 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: The poem is copied and signed by William C. Bryant.

People: Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Assassinations, Lincoln Assassination, Literature and Language Arts, Poetry, Presidents, Slavery

Sub Era: Reconstruction