The Assassination Letters

The Assassination Letters

by Jason Emerson
     
 
In June 2005, two small envelopes were found in a closet in a Vermont historical site. One of the envelopes was official Treasury Department stationary and inscribed: “valuable letter account of the trial after the assassination of Lincoln.” Inside were three letters dated April 18, May 20, and June 15, 1865, containing eyewitness accounts of life in

Overview

In June 2005, two small envelopes were found in a closet in a Vermont historical site. One of the envelopes was official Treasury Department stationary and inscribed: “valuable letter account of the trial after the assassination of Lincoln.” Inside were three letters dated April 18, May 20, and June 15, 1865, containing eyewitness accounts of life in Washington, D.C., after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Here’s the story of those letters, of the man who wrote them, and of the confusion, despair, and anger that shook the nation’s capitol in the wake of Lincoln’s death.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013466784
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
12/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Historian Jason Emerson is the author of The Madness of Mary Todd Lincoln, Lincoln the Inventor, and the forthcoming Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln. He has appeared on the History Channel and Book TV, and his articles and book reviews have appeared in a variety of magazines and academic journals.

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