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Unknown Herald extra President Lincoln assassinated

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02364 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Broadsides Date: 15 April 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Announces the death of President Lincoln and assassination attempt of Secretary Seward. Dated from Chicago, but the newspaper printing the small hand-bill is unknown. Has remnants of a doily around the borders.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865.
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Assassination Lincoln Assassination, Lincoln's Cabinet, Death

Sub Era: The American Civil War