Letter from Apr. 20, 1865

Letter- New Orleans April 20 1865

  • Full Title

    Letter- New Orleans April 20 1865

  • Description

    A letter originating in New Orleans, Louisiana, from J.B. Statt to Captain Guy F. Emmons. The letter invites the Captain to an event where the “brothers at arms can meet at Liberty Hall on Friday the 21st to express sentiments and adopt measures on the mournful occasion of the death of our Commander in Chief Abraham Lincoln.”

  • Transcription

    New Orleans, La.

    April 20th 1865.

    Captain Geo F. Emmons,

    Comdg.

    In behalf of the committee appointed at a meeting of affairs of the Army and Navy held on the 19th wish. We respectfully request you to meet your brothers in arms at Liberty Hall on Friday the 21st wish at 12 o' clock, M. for the purpose of expressing such sentiments and adopting such measure as may be proper on the mournful occasion of the death of our Commander in Chief , Abraham Lincoln.

    Very respectfully,

    Your Obdt Servt.,

    Signature, J.B Statt

  • Source

    Tucker Collection care of Museum of the Grand Prairie

  • Rights

    Use of this item for research, teaching and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution to the Museum of the Grand Prairie, Champaign County Forest Preserve District. Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast, or commercial use requires written permission. For permission please contact Museum of the Grand Prairie, Champaign County Forest Preserve District.

  • Tags

  • Cite this Item

    J.B. Statt. "Letter- New Orleans April 20 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 23, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/434