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  • Onlookers moved by re-enactment of Lincoln funeral train

    It was a funeral re-enactment, but the tears that glistened on Cindy King's cheeks were real. The woman from Littlestown, Pa., took part in the retelling of Abraham Lincoln's funeral rites on Saturday at the B&O Railroad Museum, embodying a civilian overcome with emotion at the sight of the assassinated president's remains. And she scarcely wept alone.
  • The Sun and President Lincoln

    The Sun and President Lincoln
    One hundred and fifty years ago, the editorial board of The Sun voiced "profound sorrow" at the "national calamity" of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. It was a mournful expression of loss, not just for the man but for the potential he...

    Harold Holzer: When Lincoln died, a nation mourned - or did it?

    Harold Holzer: When Lincoln died, a nation mourned - or did it?
    Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865. In the North, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) re-elected president, a revered...

    Milwaukee mayor: Driver 'assassinated' after fatally striking toddler; $25K reward

    Milwaukee mayor: Driver 'assassinated' after fatally striking toddler; $25K reward
    A gunman, apparently enraged that a van had struck a 2-year-old boy Sunday on Milwaukee's northwest side, not only "assassinated" the driver of the van — in the words of Mayor Tom Barrett — but cut down the toddler's brother, who had rushed to...

    Connecticut Marks 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Assassination

    Connecticut Marks 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Assassination
    Black crepe darkened windows and balconies throughout Hartford in the days after President Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed on April 14, 1865. The city was still celebrating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender only five days earlier when...