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Collection Reference Number GLC05603.03.04
From Archive Folder Collection of letters, clipped signatures, and news clippings from Lincoln's cabinet members 
Title At the deathbed of Abraham Lincoln
Date ca. 1925
Author Tanner, James (1844-1927)  
Document Type Newspapers and Magazines
Content Description Article detailing the events that occurred around Lincoln's deathbed, written by an eye witness. Writes that at the time of Lincoln's death he was an employee of the Ordinance Bureau of the War Department. His ability to write in shorthand, brought him to the president's bedside, where he took notes for Edwin M. Stanton. Recounts what he was doing and where he was on the evening of the assassination. Comments on Secretary Stanton's strength and refers to him as a "man of steel" during the last hours of Lincoln's life. States that although many published pictures include Andrew Johnson at the foot of Lincoln's bed when in reality he was not present. The article is two pages long, from pages thirty four and thirty-five of the New Republic. The verso pages include articles titled "What the Bishops Said to Washington" and "The Enemy Within Our Gates." The latter article attacks a number of people and groups for their Soviet sympathies, including Jane Adams, the American Civil Liberties Union, and New York University professors.
Subjects President  Civil War  Union Forces  Lincoln Assassination  Assassination  Death  Injury or Wound  Lincoln's Cabinet  Politics  Women's History  Reform Movement  Religion  Communism  
People Tanner, James (1844-1927)  Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  Stanton, E. M. (Edwin McMasters) (1814-1869)  Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information James Tanner lost both legs serving as a corporal in the Civil War. Then served as a clerk in the War Department. Became Commander in Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1905.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945