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“Surrender!” and “From Washington”, The Saint Paul Press – April 30, 1865

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – April 29, 1865

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Clear & warm. On duty as Regt. C Off. Of Day, and very busy in putting the boat in a good cleanly condition. Had it washed out. The fleet of Boats dropped down about six miles to M Culluns’s point to a higher spot of ground & disembarked. I remained up stationed Camp Guard & &.

Citation: April 29, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1865. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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“Andrew Johnson” and “The Draft”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – April 28, 1865

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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“Lee’s Surrender”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – April 27, 1865

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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“President Johnson” and “Proclamation”, The Rochester Republican – April 26, 1865

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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“Biographical Sketch of Mr. Lincoln” and “About Minnesota”, The Stillwater Messenger – April 25, 1865

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – April 24, 1865

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Clear cool morning[.] Lieut Kreps my 1st Lt returned last night from a leave to his home in West Newton Pa. A daring feat occurred last night: the Rebel Ram Webb came by our fleet at the mouth of Red River & passed this place on her way to sea, about 10 ½ P.M. Drilling. Drew & issued clothing to my company.

Citation: April 24, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1865. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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“Sumter”, “Exchange of Prisoners of War” and “A Peace Programme”, The Saitn Paul Press – April 23, 1865

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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Letter from James Madison Bowler to his wife, Lizzie, from Little Rock, Arkansas, providing further comment on the news of President Lincoln’s death – April 22, 1865

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Letter from James Madison Bowler to his wife, Lizzie, from Little Rock, Arkansas, providing further comment on the news of President Lincoln’s death.

A partial transcription of the letter:

Little Rock, Ark., April 22, 1865.
Dear Lizzie:
[…] Our late victories have been most complete and glorious; but the sad calamity which has befallen the Nation in the death of our beloved President, turns our joy to grief, our symbols of of rejoicing into the habiliments of mourning. How hard it is to make ourselves believe that this dreadful news is a reality. We are not only shocked at the deed, but are completely lost in sorrow and sympathy for the cruel death of him we all had so much reason to love and admire, and who deserved a better fate. But Abraham Lincoln is not dead as other men die, he lives, like Washington, in the hearts of his countrymen. Yes, in the hearts of every man, woman, and child throughout the civilized nation of the world, except such as have besotted their hearts in sin and treason. May Providence soothe the sorrow of his bereaved wife and children.  […]
Ever your loving
Madison


See whole letter here: 1865-04-22_Bowler

Citation: April 22, 1865. Letter from James Madison Bowler to Lizzie, Correspondence, undated, 1829-1865. Bowler, James Madison and Family, Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1330]

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“Last Public Speech of Mr. Lincoln” and “Mobile”, Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – April 21, 1865

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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