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May 13, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 13, 1865  The front page features a large print of: "Andrew Johnson" who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as President. The balance of the front page is a lengthy biography of him.
There are several prints within which relate to the Abraham Lincoln funeral and the hunting & killing of John Wilkes Booth. Included are prints captioned: "Sergeant Boston Corbett" who shot Booth; two-thirds of a pg: "Planning The Capture of Booth & Harold"; a nice & dramatic halfpg: "Booth's Capture--The Assassin Brought To Bay" shows Booth with a rifle & crutch in a barn which is afire. Also a nearly halfpg: "Post-Mortem Examination of Booth's Body on Board the Monitor 'Montauk' ".
There is a very nice doublepage centerfold captioned: "President Lincoln's Funeral--Procession in New York City".
Another nearly halfpg: "President Lincoln's Funeral--Removal of the Body from the City Hall to the Funeral Car, New York" and a halfpg: "The Confederate Steam Ram 'Stonewall' Leaving Lisbon Harbor". Two more prints in this issue are: "The Late Richard Corden" and "The Tower of Belem Firing on the United States Frigates 'Niagara' and 'Sacramento' Lying in Lisbon Harbor."
The back page has a cartoon featuring Uncle Sam: "About the Size Of It"

Category: The Civil War