Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Stanton Dispatch to Charles Francis Adams

  • Full Title

    Dispatch, Edwin Stanton to Charles Francis Adams

  • Description

    The official dispatch from U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton to Charles Francis Adams, U.S. Minister to the United Kingdom, notifying the latter of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Because the Transatlantic telegraph line was no longer operational, Adams did not receive the news for 11 days.

  • Source

    Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State and National Archives, Record Group 84

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    This item is in the public domain and may be reproduced and used for any purpose, including research, teaching, private study, publication, broadcast or commercial use, with proper citation and attribution.

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    Edwin Stanton. "Dispatch, Edwin Stanton to Charles Francis Adams". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 3, 2020. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/743