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April 19-21, 1865

Wednesday, April 19, 1865

to day is a general holiday the churches are open and the day has the apperanece of Sunday the Preisedent is concidered buried today i was out in the afternoon we Did not have church mr gibbs being away Vincent was up a little while

Thursday, April 20, 1865

everything assumes a solem aspect the streets look mournful the people more so i went to mr livelys in the afternoon i did not get far from it rained all the afternoon and evening i spent the evening with Nellie

Friday, April 21, 1865

cloudy and very dark the funeral Prossion Pass through tomorrow i have not bin out to day i am tired of the st Vincent was up this evening he is so full of business

Annotation 1

An announcement in The Daily Age detailed the movements of President Lincoln’s body from Washington, D.C. to Illinois.

The papers followed Lincoln’s funeral train as it traveled from Washington to Baltimore, then to Harrisburg, before arriving in Philadelphia. “From Washington,” The Daily Age, April 19, 1865.


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