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Abraham Lincoln's assassination....

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April 29, 1865

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 29, 1865

* Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
* Surrender of General Robert E. Lee

 Page 2 has an historic report headed: "America - Murder of President Lincoln and Attempt on the Life of Mr. Seward" with the text beginning: "The war news, important as it is, containing notice of the surrender of General Lee, pales before the painful interest of the intelligence brought by the Nova Scotia on Wednesday. President Lincoln has been shot dead in a theatre at Washington...The murder of Mr. Lincoln--Wilkes Booth, the brother of the well-known actor Edwin Booth, & himself an actor--has been arrested..." with much more on the details.
Immediately following this report is one headed: "War News--Surrender of General Lee".
Further on is a very nice editorial beginning: "The twice-chosen Chief Magistrate of the United States of America has died by the hand of an assassin...It is no idle phrase to say that the news of Wednesday sent a shudder to the great heart of our people. That news came at a moment when we were awaiting tidings of amnesty, peace, and conciliation..." with much more.
Relating to the war is a one-third page print: "The Federal Ironclad Monadnock Towing a Disabled Gunboat in a Storm off Cape Hatteras" and more prints and reporting.
Complete in 32 pages, nice condition.

Category: The Civil War