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Unknown Richmond whig. [Vol. 1, no. 12 (April 17, 1865)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06107.27 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Newspapers Date: 17 April 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Announcement of the assassination of President Lincoln on page four. Also includes a front page article entitled "feeling of the people of the north toward the south." The Whig was the first newspaper in the South to print the news of the assassination. The paper is uncut.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

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

Sub Era: The American Civil War