Rebecca Usher account of Abraham Lincoln visit, Virginia, ca. 1870

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

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Nurse Rebecca Usher of Hollis wrote an account of President Abraham Lincoln's visit with to a military hospital at City Point, Virginia, just before Richmond fell and Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered in 1865.

The account, written on ledger paper, is a single sheet and it is not clear whether it was part of a larger account. It appears to be a recollection.

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About This Item

  • Title: Rebecca Usher account of Abraham Lincoln visit, Virginia, ca. 1870
  • Creator: Usher, Rebecca
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: 1865
  • Town: City Point, Hollis Center
  • County: York
  • State: ME, VA
  • Media: Paper
  • Dimensions: 32 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 9, Box 1/6
  • Collection: Rebecca Usher papers
  • Object Type: Text

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