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Wallach, William Douglas (1812-1871) Evening star. [Vol. 25, no. 3782, (April 14, 1865)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00339.02 Author/Creator: Wallach, William Douglas (1812-1871) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Newspapers Date: 14 April 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Includes an advertisement for "Our American Cousin" at Ford's New Theatre and an article on the decoration of Washington D.C. in celebration of General Lee's surrender and the end of the Civil War. Half of the second sheet has been cut vertically and the remainder of the sheet folded. Dimensions for the second sheet (third and fourth page): 55.3 x 16.4 cm.

People: Wallach, William Douglas, 1812-1871.
Keene, Laura, 1826-1873.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Assassinations, Civil War, President Lincoln Assassination, Union Forces, Confederate States of America, Appomattox, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Military History

Sub Era: The American Civil War