Newspaper from Apr. 29, 1865

"More Particulars of the Tragedy at Washington"

  • Full Title

    "The Assassination of the President! More Particulars of the Tragedy at Washington! Andrew Johnson President."

  • Description

    Dispatch from Secretary of War Stanton on April 16, 1865, originally published in the Atlanta Intelligencer on April 25 (reprinted here in the Montgomery Daily Mail on April 29). This official statement announces the death of President Lincoln, the attempted assassination of Secretary of State Seward, and the pending inauguration of Vice President Andrew Johnson. The introduction to the dispatch condemns the murder: "A more appalling tragedy has not transpired in centuries...This sad event will cast a universal gloom over the nation, and North and South, this cowardly assassination will excite the most intense indignation."

  • Source

    Excerpt from the Montgomery Daily Mail, book number ADVCOL39. Catalog record for this title is available here.

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    Montgomery Daily Mail. ""The Assassination of the President! More Particulars of the Tragedy at Washington! Andrew Johnson President."". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed January 16, 2019. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/199