Creator

Date Original

1865 April 15

Description

This collection contains one issue of the New York Herald from April 15, 1865, reporting on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Biographical/Historical Note

The New York Herald was a daily newspaper published in New York by James Gordon Bennett from 1840-1920. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. The actor shot him in the head while he watched a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Two other conspirators were also supposed to kill Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward, but both failed. Initially, Booth escaped and evaded capture for twelve days before being surrounded and shot in Virginia.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

New York

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.OV.125

Resource Type

Text

Collection

New York Herald newspaper, SMC.OV.125

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

New York Herald newspaper, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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