Newspaper from May. 1, 1865

La Crosse Reactions

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    La Crosse Reactions

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    With the news of President Lincoln's death, the people of La Crosse, Wisconsin, reacted in a similar manner as thousands throughout the country did. Business were closed, and the rest of the buildings of this Mississippi River town were in mourning.The article addresses that although Secretary of State William Seward was attacked he was not in fact killed, although it speculates that his attendant was. Further down, under "Solemn Services," the newspaper informs its readers that a prayer service will be held in one of the town's churches. Although Ford's Theatre is over a thousand miles from this town, the vast majority of the citizens of La Crosse took the news almost personally, and mourned accordingly.

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    La Crosse Daily Republican . "La Crosse Reactions". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed January 15, 2019. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/919