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Greeley, Horace (1811-1872) New-York semi-weekly tribune. [Vol. 20, no. 2076 (April 18, 1865)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08428.08.01 Author/Creator: Greeley, Horace (1811-1872) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Newspapers Date: 18 April 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Announcement of the assassination of President Lincoln and attempt on Seward's life. Includes a minute-by-minute account of Lincoln's last night under the supervision of his physician, Dr. Abbott. Also includes Captain Theodore McGowen's account of the assasination. The paper is uncut.

People: Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872.
Abbott, Ezra W., fl. 1865-1866.
McGowen, Theodore, fl. 1865-1866.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, President, Government and Civics, Lincoln Assassination, Death, Assassinations, Union Forces, Health and Medical, Injury or Wound, Lincoln's Cabinet

Sub Era: The American Civil War