President Lincoln is Assassinated!: The Harpers Ferry Reaction

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Date: April 6, 2015
Contact: Melinda Day, 304-535-6063

Saturday April 18, 2015, from 11am to 4pm, visitors are invited to step back to the end of the Civil War when President Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865. Learn how the Provost Marshal reacted to the search for assassin Booth while moving forward to extend full freedom to four million former slaves freed by war. 

Visit the Park’s Dry Goods Store to see mourning goods that symbolically represent the loss of all Americans including their President. Living History staff and volunteers will be on hand to help explain how ordinary people would have mourned Abraham Lincoln. See numerous objects kept or collected because of their association with Lincoln’s death such as stereopticon images, white and black cockades, and small carte de visites, pictures that paid tribute to all Americans who bore the brunt of war. 

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-6029

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