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Unknown Sixth corps. [Vol. 1, no. 6 (May 3, 1865)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06107.34 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Danville, Virginia Type: Newspapers Date: 3 May 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: News of Lincoln's assassination and the capture and death of John Wilkes Booth. Also includes an article on opening trade with the south once all rebels have been overthrown, and the text of the "President's favorite poem."

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

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Assassinations, Lincoln Assassination, President, Death, Prisoner, Criminals and Outlaws, Poetry, Merchants and Trade, Confederate States of America, Commerce

Sub Era: The American Civil War