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Harding, William White (1830-1889) Philadelphia inquirer. [April 20, 1865]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08428.01 Author/Creator: Harding, William White (1830-1889) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspapers Date: 20 April 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Includes a detailed account of the Lincoln funeral procession in Philadelphia. Provides decriptions of the coffin, funeral car, and catafalque, lists of important attendees, and engravings of the coffin. The newspaper columns have dark black borders that symbolize mourning for the president.

People: Harding, William, fl. 1865.
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

Sub Era: The American Civil War