Photograph from Apr. 16, 1865

Indignation Meeting in Bloomington after Lincoln's Assassination, Illinois, April 16, 1865

  • Full Title

    Indignation Meeting in Bloomington after Lincoln's Assassination, Illinois, April 16, 1865

  • Description

    This is the only known photograph of the indignation meeting in Bloomington, Illinois. It was likely taken by Bloomington photographer Joe Scibird or his brother, John. This “indignation” meeting (that is, “righteous anger”) was organized by local ministers and held Sunday, April 16, on the courthouse square after the churches let out. An estimated 5,000 to 7,000 area residents gathered at 3 p.m. in a scene replayed throughout the North. “Resolved,” declared Rev. H.J. Eddy to those gathered, “That we recognize this deed as the crowning crime of this great slaveholder’s rebellion — the natural outgrowth of the spirit of treason.”

  • Source

    McLean County Museum of History

  • Rights

    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA)

  • Cite this Item

    Joe or John Scibird. "Indignation Meeting in Bloomington after Lincoln's Assassination, Illinois, April 16, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/712