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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.

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  • 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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