Newspaper from Apr. 23, 1865

Great mass meeting in Savannah

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    Great mass meeting in Savannah

  • Description

    This clipping describes a memorial service held for President Lincoln in Savannah, Georgia. The headline suggests this was the largest meeting ever held in the city with between 4,000-5,000 participants. The stage and decor in Johnson Square is described in detail, as well as the program which included addresses, resolutions, and music. Full text of address General Littlefield's address is included in this version of the article. This article was reprinted the following day (1865-04-24) and includes addresses of other participants. The erection of a monument to President Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois is also mentioned.

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    Georgia Historical Society newspaper collection

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    Savannah Republican. "Great mass meeting in Savannah". Savannah Republican. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed July 4, 2022.