Diary from Apr. 16, 1865

Otis Keene Diary, April 16-18, 1865

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    Otis Keene Diary, April 16-18, 1865

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    Manuscript item from “Pioneer Days in Florida,” the Otis Keene diary of 1865, April 16-18, which reported the assassination, the funeral procession, the hunt for Booth, etc. Diary, correspondence. These diaries (1863-1894, 1903-1910) contain Keene's often terse entries about his daily routines from 1863, when he resided in Washington, D.C., through his years as a citizen of Jacksonville, Florida. They include his reaction to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Unfortunately, the diaries do not cover the crucial Florida years of 1898 (Spanish-American War) and 1901 (Great Jacksonville Fire) but remain important as a local chronicle.

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    University of Florida

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    Keene, Otis L., 1830-. "Otis Keene Diary, April 16-18, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed May 23, 2022. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/376