Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Letter – To Brother David from Rufus April 14 & 15 pt1

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    Letter – To Brother David from Rufus April 14 & 15 pt1

  • Description

    A personal letter, recounting the illumination of the city the night before the assassination of Lincoln. The letter goes on to detail that the author heard that “President Lincoln, Seward, Capt Robert Lincoln, and Secretary Seward’s son were all murdered last night”. The author states they can “hardly believe it but still it may be so”.

  • Source

    Tucker Collection care of Museum of the Grand Prairie

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    Rufus Merryan. "Letter – To Brother David from Rufus April 14 & 15 pt1". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed March 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/436