New York: April, 1865. Scarce copy of this paper from April 15, 1865, printed as an 8:10am extra edition providing additional details on the death of President Lincoln, with earlier reporting of his assassination, scenes at his deathbed, and the escape of the alleged assassin, John Wilkes Booth. The president was shot on April 14, 1865 around 10pm at the Ford's Theatre and died at 7:22am the next morning. There is other reportage of the attempts by the southern president Jefferson Davis to lead defiance in light of the South's loss, despite the earlier surrender of his general, Robert E. Lee. The Herald was America's national newspaper at that time. The entire original newspaper of four pages. Creases where folded in half and in quarters, including small tears in a few places. Right margins are chipped and torn, not affecting text. Paper has browned, but all together in very condition for a 19th century newspaper. CIVWAR/012519. Very Good.
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