Savannah (GA) News, “Abe Lincoln Assassinated!,” August 13, 1861

Source citation
“Abe Lincoln Assassinated! - Arrest of the Assassin!! - Great Excitement!!!,” Savannah (GA) News, August 13, 1861, p. 1: 2.
Original source
Mobile (AL) Tribune
Newspaper: Publication
Savannah News
Newspaper: Headline
Abe Lincoln Assassinated! - Arrest of the Assassin!! - Great Excitement!!!
Newspaper: Page(s)
1
Newspaper: Column
2
Type
Newspaper
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
Transcription date
The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

Abe Lincoln Assassinated! - Arrest of the Assassin!! - Great Excitement!!!

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 10 A. M. – Abe Lincoln was shot through the heart last night just as he was entering his carriage, after leaving his Cabinet in consultation. The assassin, a Southerner, is now in the hands of the authorities. There is great excitement, and “On to Richmond!” is the cry.

LATER.

11 A. M. – Abe is still alive, but there is no chance for him to survive. The excitement here is great.

STILL LATER.

12 M. – Abe was wounded in the abdomen and not in the heart. His physician thinks he will recover. The excitement is abating.

STILL LATER.

1 P. M. – It is now currently reported that Abe was only slightly wounded in the leg. No excitement.

THE LATEST.

2 P. M. – An investigation now proves that the bullet intended for Abe’s heart missed its mark, and only killed one of his footmen. The people are returning to their business.

LATER STILL.

3 P. M. – Abe’s footman was not killed, as reported, but badly wounded. He will recover.

THE VERY LATEST.

4 P. M. – It has been officially announced from the Capitol, that Old Abe’s footman was very slightly wounded in the hand by the accidental discharge of a gun which he was cleaning.

The President was not in consultation with his Cabinet last night, as first stated. “Nobody hurt.” - Mobile Tribune.

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