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April 29, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 29, 1865

* Funeral of Abraham President Lincoln
* Last moments of John Wilkes Booth
* Surrender of Confederate General Joe Johnston

* Early report on the explosion of the steamship "Sultana"


There is a wealth of timely content in this issue from two weeks after the Lincoln assassination.
The front page includes two significant reports, the fifth column having details on the funeral of Abraham Lincoln with heads: "THE OBSEQUIES" "Westward Progress of the Funeral Cortege" "From New-York, Across Pennsylvania, into Ohio" "Official Reception of the Remains by Gen. Hooker and Gov. Brough" "Impressive Demonstrations Along the Route" and "President Lincoln Drawing near to His Old Home".
The first column has reports on the closing events of the Civil War with heads: "JOHNSTON SURRENDERS" "Gen. Grant Puts an End to the Sherman Truce" "The Rebels Give Up the Cause of Jeff. Davis" "They Surrender on the Same Terms Granted to Lee" 'All the Rebel Troops East of Alabama Disbanded" and more.
The first column also has: "Booth's Fate" "Particulars of His Capture and Death" "Account of his Last Moments--His Sufferings and His Last Words". This is a very lengthy & detailed report, taking two full columns. Also, page 4 has a very early report headed: "Dreadful Disaster" being the explosion of the Mississippi steamship Sultana. This disaster caused the death of 1700 people, most of them Union soldiers returning from Southern prisons.
Eight pages, very nice condition.

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