Newspaper from Apr. 17, 1865

Janesville Gazette

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    Janesville Gazette

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    On the morning of April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from a gunshot wound to the head from the previous night. The City of Janesville, Wisconsin received word that Lincoln was killed the day after he died. This newspaper was printed two days after his death. The paper states that the death of Lincoln caused profound sorrow among all classes. Janesville was in support of Lincoln and his views throughout the war. The entire town participated in the mourning by draping emblems of mourning in front of home and businesses. The town was struck with “paralysis.” The paper finishes with a plea to God that this may never happened again

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    Thomson & Roberts, Prop'rs. "Janesville Gazette". The Janesville Gazette. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 20, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/930