Lincoln Mourning Broadside
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Broadside. The Nation’s Loss. A Poem on the Life and Death of the Hon. Abraham Lincoln. 1865. 1 p., 9¾ x 15¼ in. ½ inch loss at top not affecting text.
Headed by an engraving of Lincoln, Reverend Peter W. Brister’s mourning poem occupies the first two columns, and Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation is printed in full in the third column. Brister’s poem addressed what Lincoln meant to the nation during the Civil War, how he saved the Union, and freed the slaves. Below the image of Lincoln it reads “Late President of the United States, Who departed this life, in Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865.”