Newspaper from May. 6, 1865

"Meeting of Chaplains."

  • Full Title

    "Meeting of Chaplains."

  • Description

    Article reporting the organization of a new association for U.S. Army chaplains in Montgomery, Alabama. The group formed committees to arrange mourning services and adopt resolutions regarding the assassination of the president. The resolutions (included in the text) praise Lincoln; pledge a commitment to the principles he stood for; support the new president; denounce the murder (and "the bitter spirit of hatred and malice out of which it grew"); and promote a spirit of patience and kindness when dealing with the former rebels. Published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on May 6, 1865.

  • Source

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

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    Use of this item for research, teaching and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution, as defined here. Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast or commercial use requires written permission. For permission, please contact the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

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    Montgomery Daily Mail. ""Meeting of Chaplains."". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 21, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/206