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[Handbill] [1865 April 19] "We Loved Him--Living. / We Revere Him-- Dead." [for] Abraham Lincoln's funeral.

Title: [Handbill] [1865 April 19] "We Loved Him--Living. / We Revere Him-- Dead." [for] Abraham Lincoln's funeral.
Personal Author: [Anonymous].
Date: [1865 April 19].
Extent: [1] leaf.
General Note: See other material associated with Lincoln's funeral, as well as letters from Lincoln. See also Lincoln's official White House biography (http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/al16.html), and a guide to research collections of his papers (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=L000313).
Abstract: The handbill features the American flag with the words "The Union and the Constitution" among the stars, and the slogan "We Loved Him--Living./ We Revere Him--Dead" over the stripes. The self-educated son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln served as a Captain in the Black Hawk War, worked as a lawyer, and served as a Representative from Illinois (1847-1849); the national reputation he won in debates with Stephen Douglas for the Senate seat in 1858 (which Douglas won) led to his election as the 16th President of the United States in 1860. He led the Union through the Civil War, giving the Gettysburg Address and signing the Emancipation Proclamation (1863) freeing the slaves; he was reelected in 1864 and assassinated in 1865 at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth.
Personal Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Subject: Presidents--United States
Funeral rites and ceremonies--United States.
 

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