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U.S. armies ended the Southern rebellion in the spring of 1865—after four years of the most costly war Americans had ever endured. But the nation's rejoicing was soon tempered by the assassination of its greatest president. New Yorkers joined their fellow countrymen in mourning Abraham Lincoln and setting the nation on a new course.


Reuben E. Fenton
1819–1885
Mining of Confederate Trenches
General Ely S. Parker
Model 1841 8-inch Coehorn Mortar
Battle of Petersburg
New York Celebrates
Assassination of Lincoln
Clara Harris
Major Henry Rathbone
Fifth Avenue Funeral Procession
Child's Drawing of Lincoln's Funeral
Sergeant Boston Corbett



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