Newspaper from Apr. 23, 1865

Assassination of the president

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    Assassination of the president

  • Description

    This clipping includes statements by "Major Rathbun" (Henry Reed Rathbone) and actress, Laura Keene. Rathbbone describes in detail the President's box at Ford's Theatre and Miss Keene's statement includes details about what she saw on the night of the assassination from stage area. Also included in this clipping are details about the autopsy of President Lincoln.

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    Georgia Historical Society newspaper collection

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    Savannah Republican. "Assassination of the president". Savannah Republican. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed July 4, 2022.