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Assassination of President James Garfield...

Item # 587094

July 05, 1881

THE LOUISVILLE COMMERCIAL, Kentucky, July 5, 1881 

* President James A. Garfield shot
* Close to death - Charles Guiteau

The top of front page has column heads concerning the recent assassination attempt upon President James Garfield: "ALIVE ! " The President Living, & While There's Life There's Hope", "The Crisis at Hand & Today Will Foretell the Result", "The Gloomy News of the Early Part of the Night" and more (see photos). Garfield would die of his wounds on Sept. 19.

Four pages, large folio size, various edge tears at the right margin, archivally rejoined at the spine.

Category: Post-Civil War