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New York Herald
The New York Herald provided one of the most famous reports of the Lincoln assassination. The Herald published its first account of the assassination in its April 15th 2:00 a.m. edition, beginning with the official dispatch issued by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton followed by successive press dispatches from Washington regarding the shooting and Lincoln’s condition. Additional updates appeared in the 3:00 a.m. edition, and Lincoln’s death was announced in the 10:00 a.m. edition. This 2:00 p.m. edition, which displays mourning borders on all of the columns on page one, provided an updated account on the first two pages and includes and “Extra” section on the last page with further details on “The National Calamity.” It also contains a brief note on the inauguration of Andrew Johnson as President. To link directly to this issue of the Herald, copy and past this URL into your browser: https://archive.org/details/newyorkhera1865041510newy.
- New York Herald
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- April 15, 1865, 2 p.m. edition
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