Newspaper from Apr. 18, 1865

Local Matters

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    Local Matters

  • Description

    This article was published in the Union Vedette, a newspaper published by United States soldiers stationed at Camp Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah. It describes the initial reaction to the news of the assassination at Camp Douglas and throughout Salt Lake City. To express their grief and honor the late president, soldiers wore badges of mourning and fired a gun every half hour throughout the day. Citizens closed their business, flags flew at half mast, and Brigham Young's carriage was draped in mourning.

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    Utah Digital Newspapers Contributed by McKayla Herron, M.A. Student in Public History, West Virginia University

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    This item is in the public domain and may be reproduced and used for any purpose, including research, teaching, private study, publication, broadcast or commercial use, with proper citation and attribution.

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    Union Vedette. "Local Matters". Union Vedette. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 18, 2020. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1212