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  1. LoyaltyOfDogs

    Dogs At Lincoln's Funeral

    Crowds gathered in Springfield, Illinois, 154 years ago today to lay Abraham Lincoln to rest after his body made its long journey home from Washington, D.C. To all those who knew that the late President loved dogs, it might come as no surprise that a dog would be present at Lincoln’s Springfield...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    April Showers, War's Weirdly Worst Month

    Taken in May, after April's funeral train finally ended in Springfield, Illinois even Lincoln's horse Old Bob wears trappings of the mourning we'd been plunged into April 15th, 1865. April could have been missed in 1865 and really, through the rest of the war. What is it with April? Old Bob...
  3. Cavalry Charger

    Was John Singleton Mosby inadvertently responsible for the killing of John Wilkes Booth?

    Boston Corbett. Photograph by Mathew Brady/Library of Congress Read on to find out ... "Boston Corbett thus became Lincoln’s Avenger: the man who killed the man who killed the President." https://www.washingtonian.com/2015/04/12/the-man-who-killed-john-wilkes-booth/
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Ford's Theater Played Lincoln's Mourning, His Last Act, 154 Years Ago Today April 14th, 1865

    " Octoroon ", the next play's bill is posted elsewhere from Ford's. The joyous displays from D.C.'s Grand Illumination a few days previously are gone, replaced by mourning crepe. April 14th, 1865, 154 years ago today a man ran from the doors of this theater, claimed his horse from the boy he...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Rev. James Smith Bush's Sermon On A President's Death, April 16th, 1865

    We mourned a lost President, April, 1865. An artist left us this image of NYC turning out to pay respects. Ministers comforted flocks across the country. One sermon reaches into 2018, Episcopalian Rev. James Smith Bush's words reminders History isn't always yesterday. NYPL James Smith Bush...
  6. JPK Huson 1863

    History's Marked Man, Countdown To Tragedy At Ford's Theatre

    Evening Star, inserted April 14th, 1865, a few lines spared from the massive coverage swirling between joy and an old, old war's finale. From June, 1861, the Capitol view- marked are Trinity Church, Department of the Interior and City Hall, among others. Somewhere, Ford's new theater waits...
  7. James N.

    The Bugle Which Sounded Taps for Lincoln...

    Here's a link to an interesting story about Lincoln's bodyguard and this bugle and its owner from Heritage Auctions: https://historical.ha.com/itm/political/memorial-1800-present-/the-bugle-which-sounded-taps-for-lincoln/a/6180-43070.s?ctrack=1192223&type=featured-3-hist--open-6180--tem111417...
  8. Southern Unionist

    Golden Thread Lincoln's Funeral Train Reproduction

    In August of 2015, a special exhibit visited North Carolina as a part of a regional tour. It consisted of a high quality, high accuracy reproduction of the railroad car that carried Abraham Lincoln's body from Washington to Illinois for burial, and a fully functional reproduction of one of the...
  9. JohnW.

    “Hurrah! Old Abe Lincoln has been assassinated!”

    I found this in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is a diary entry dated 21 April by Emma LeConte. LeConte lived in Columbia, South Carolina and was the daughter of the scientist Joseph LeConte. She reacts to the news that...
  10. Crud_Taylor

    Rare Photo of an Urban Riot during the Civil War

    I came across this fantastic picture of a unionist riot in San Francisco in after Lincoln's assassination [here is the link] while doing some research for my dissertation. A line of police can be seen standing between the rioters and the offices of a pro-Southern newspaper. Apparently they...
  11. LoyaltyOfDogs

    "The Dog Mourner" at Lincoln's Funeral

    From the New York Times' April 28, 1865, report on the funeral of President Abraham Lincoln in that city comes a brief account of a dog who joined the solemn procession: It appears here in the Library of Congress files.
  12. LincolnAbraham

    Lincoln Assassination

    I've been doing some research on the events of Lincoln's assassination and came across this first-hand account of Dr. Charles A. Leale, an army surgeon who had been in attendance on April 14, 1865 when Lincoln was shot. He was the first doctor to tend to the president after he had been shot and...
  13. O' Be Joyful

    Lincoln's Funeral Train is Reborn

    I caught the end of this report on CBS Sunday Morning, then found it on their web-site & felt it would be of some interest here. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lincolns-funeral-train-is-reborn/
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