Speech from Feb. 12, 1866

Memorial Address by George Bancroft

  • Full Title

    Memorial Address: Life and Character of Abraham Lincoln
    By George Bancroft

  • Description

    American historian and statesman, George Bancroft, was chosen by Congress to deliver a special eulogy for President Lincoln on February 12, 1866. Bancroft addressed both Houses and spoke about the "Life and Character" of the President.
    This booklet includes a transcription of Bancroft's speech as well as an appendix of Congressional meetings and letters generated after the first news of the President's death in 1865.

  • Transcription

    A full scan of this pamphlet is available through the Internet Archive, www.archive.org.

  • Source

    The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia (Object ID: XI.2.009)

  • Rights

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    George Bancroft . "Memorial Address: Life and Character of Abraham Lincoln
    By George Bancroft". Government Printing Office . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed October 18, 2018. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1015