Newspaper from Apr. 20, 1865

The Weekly Reporter, April 20, 1865

  • Full Title

    The Weekly Reporter, April 20, 1865

  • Description

    Front page report providing extensive details on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the attempted assassination of Secretary William H. Seward. The newspaper contains the official 1:30 a.m. and 4:10 a.m. dispatches from Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to Major General John A. Dix, as well as the 7:22 a.m. report of Lincoln's death. Known as "mourning rules," the wide vertical lines between the newspaper columns represent grief over the loss of an important person.

  • Source

    HN-1865-011104

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    Spidel & Staples. "The Weekly Reporter, April 20, 1865". Spidel & Staples. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 23, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/628