Murder & Memory


Jefferson Banner—Extra. Jefferson, Wisconsin, April 15, 1865.  Broadside.

Issued the day President Lincoln died, this broadside published by a Wisconsin newspaper provides up-to-date reports on the assassination. The reports of Secretary of State Seward’s death as a result of an assassination attempt and John Wilkes Booth’s arrest were inaccurate, however.  Seward survived his attack and Booth was shot and killed resisting arrest on 26 April. 

*AB85.L6384.Y865j    Purchased in 2008 on the Bayard Livingston & Kate Gray Kilgour Fund.