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Indignation Meeting in Bloomington, Illinois. [April 25, 1865]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0618 Author/Creator: Place Written: Bloomington, Ills. Type: Photographs Date: 1865/04/25 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Image shows a large gathering (5111.01.0621-623 suggests about 5,000 people) in the courthouse square assembled to show their indignation at Lincoln's assassination. The crowd, mostly men, fills the square. There is a line of men sitting on a fence in the foreground behind which are many horses and carriages. The word "office" is visible on the building on the left. There is a small canopy over part of the group which may have been where the speakers stood. See GLC 5111.01.0619


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Lincoln Assassination, Assassinations, Death, President

Sub Era: The American Civil War