Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

[Chattanooga Daily] Gazette Extra, April 15, [1865]

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    [Chattanooga Daily] Gazette Extra, April 15, [1865]

  • Description

    Broadside extra of Union-occupation newspaper providing details of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the attempted assassination of Secretary William Henry Seward. Included are dispatches from Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to Major General John A. Dix, and a 2:00 pm report on the swearing-in of Andrew Johnson. Known as "mourning rules," the wide vertical lines between the newspaper columns represent grief over the loss of an important person.

  • Source

    HN-1865-012220

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    James R. Hood. "[Chattanooga Daily] Gazette Extra, April 15, [1865]". James R. Hood. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed December 17, 2017. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/672