Newspaper from Apr. 21, 1865

The Liberator, April 21, 1865

  • Full Title

    The Liberator, April 21, 1865

  • Description

    William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist newspaper provides extensive details on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the attempted assassination of Secretary William Henry Seward. It contains the 1:30 a.m. official dispatch from Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to Major General John A. Dix, as well as the 8:00 a.m. dispatch reporting 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-1865-011108B

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    Wm. Lloyd Garrison. "The Liberator, April 21, 1865". Wm. Lloyd Garrison. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 25, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/630