Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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.
About This Item
- Title: Rebecca Usher account of Abraham Lincoln visit, Virginia, ca. 1870
- Creator: Rebecca Usher
- Creation Date: circa 1870
- Subject Date: 1865
- City Point, VA
- Hollis Center, York County, ME
- 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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Standardized Subject Headings
- City Point Hospital (Va.)
- Maine State Agency Hospital (Va.)
- Presidents--United States
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- Usher, Rebecca--Diaries
- Personal writing
- Politics, politicians, government & law
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