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Pearce, W. Henry to Selina

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00066.150 Author/Creator: Pearce, W. Henry Place Written: Marietta, Ohio Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 April 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses Lincoln's assassination. Signed "W.H." Later handwritten note attributes letter to Henry.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Assassinations, Soldier's Letter, Lincoln Assassination

Sub Era: The American Civil War