Letter from Apr. 30, 1865

Letter from Annie to Will, April 30, 1865

  • Full Title

    Letter from Annie to Will, April 30, 1865

  • Description

    Letter from Annie to Will McCarty. William McCarty served in the 97th Ohio during the Civil War. William and Annie corresponded and Annie was interested in marrying Will. Will eventually married another woman, Martha, in 1867. They lived in McLean County, Illinois from 1868 until 1885, when they moved to McPherson County, KS.

  • Transcription

    "I have heard by this time of course, of the death of the President and the attempt on the life of the Sec. also that Booth the murderer has been shot. You are right when you think that the people in the north made a fuss when they recieved the new of Lee's surrender, But oh how their rejoicing was cut short by the sad news of the murder of the Pres. 'So sorrow treads upon the heels of joy' How dreadful will be that punishment of the instigators of this dreadful crime..."

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    Annie Birket. "Letter from Annie to Will, April 30, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 25, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/711