Rebecca Usher on Lincoln's assassination, Virginia, 1865
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Rebecca Usher (1821-1919) of Hollis served as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War, first in Chester, Pennsylvania, then in City Point, Virgina.
On May 1, 1865, she wrote to Mat, describing her feelings about President Lincoln and his assassination. Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865.
- Title: Rebecca Usher on Lincoln's assassination, Virginia, 1865
- Creator: Usher, Rebecca
- Creation Date: 1865-05-01
- Subject Date: 1865
- Town: City Point
- County: Prince George
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 21 x 13
- Local Code: Coll. 9, Box 1/6
- Object Type: Text
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LC Subject Headings
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narrative
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination
Usher, Rebecca, 1821-1919--Letters
Women in war--History--19th century
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, Female
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