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.
About This Item
- 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: 21 cm x 13 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 9, Box 1/6
- Collection: Rebecca Usher papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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LC Subject Headings
- Hospitals--Virginia--City Point
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination
- Nurses, American
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, Female
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narrative
- Usher, Rebecca, 1821-1919--Letters
- Women in war--History--19th century
- 19th century.
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- Organizations & movements
- Personal narrative
- Politics, politicians, government & law
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