Document from May. 1, 1865

Augustine J. H. Duganne Poem on Lincoln Assassination

  • Full Title

    In Memoriam - Augustine J. H. Duganne Poem on Lincoln Assassination

  • Description

    Memorial card with poem by Augustine J. H. Duganne. This piece describes Lincoln as a martyr and gentle ruler, loving the South despite their hatred towards him. Augustine remarks on the significance of Lincoln being assassinated on Good Friday and makes comparisons between the event and the Crucifixion. Augustine Duganne was a novelist and poet from Boston and became a colonel for the 176th New York Volunteers during the Civil War. He was captured by the Confederates in 1863 and was a POW in a Texas prison for over a year. After the war he wrote about his experiences in prison in a book called "Camps and Prisons: Twenty Months in the Department of the Gulf."

  • Source

    80.2060

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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, pleaseĀ contact the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum of Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN.

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    poem by A. J. H. Duganne. .. "In Memoriam - Augustine J. H. Duganne Poem on Lincoln Assassination". Published by Trent, Filmer & Co. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 21, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/248