Lincoln’s death was not universally mourned in the North.

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As Martha Hodes recounts in her book “Mourning Lincoln,” some Northerners who thought Lincoln too dictatorial and some Radical Republicans who thought him too lenient toward the Confederacy welcomed news of his assassination. After a meeting of Radical Republicans hours after the shooting, Indiana Congressman George Julian recorded in his diary that the “universal feeling among radical men here is that his death is a godsend.” Michigan Senator Zachariah Chandler wrote to his wife that God had permitted Lincoln to live only “as long as he was useful and then substituted a better man (Johnson) to finish the work.”
( http://www.history.com/news/10-thin..._Civil War_20150414_168159522&linkId=13533001 )

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As Martha Hodes recounts in her book “Mourning Lincoln,” some Northerners who thought Lincoln too dictatorial and some Radical Republicans who thought him too lenient toward the Confederacy welcomed news of his assassination. After a meeting of Radical Republicans hours after the shooting, Indiana Congressman George Julian recorded in his diary that the “universal feeling among radical men here is that his death is a godsend.” Michigan Senator Zachariah Chandler wrote to his wife that God had permitted Lincoln to live only “as long as he was useful and then substituted a better man (Johnson) to finish the work.”
( http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-lincoln-assassination?cmpid=Social_FBPAGE_Civil War_20150414_168159522&linkId=13533001 )

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Reminds me of President Kennedy's assassination and one man's reaction to the event.

When told of the assassination the man said, "Good! Did they get Jackie too?"
 

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The drawing is quite fanciful. Not all of those people were in the tiny bedroom where Lincoln died, but I will suppose that they were all close by.

But. Great job, Ned, in finding that identification chart.

To be sure, Lincoln had to struggle to gain a majority support in most of all that he did. It is to his credit that his struggles and compromises were generally successful.
 
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To be sure, Lincoln had to struggle to gain a majority support in most of all that he did. It is to his credit that his struggles and compromises were generally successful.
Such a political genius. Met the challenges that would have broken anyone else -- and he did it all while dealing with his son's death and a rocky marriage. Sherman, for one, also had to deal with those last two things even as he was meeting the challenges of the war -- but Lincoln did it all while keeping his sense of humor and sweetness of spirit!
 



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