Lincoln's Death Research Paper

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The following evidence suggests that the news of Lincoln’s death was celebrated in the South. Lincoln was so hated that his assassination was anticipated by many, who wished that Lincoln had been killed earlier and thought that Booth waited too long. , The hatred for Lincoln was “spilled as undisguised joy” when news of his death became known. For example, rebel prisoners cheered at the news of his death. Emma LeConte writes in her diary that Lincoln “met his proper fate”. Lincoln’s death was redemptive for those grieving lost soldiers. In Texas, his death and Booth were seen as godsends. The Chattanooga Daily Rebel newspaper along those lines said, “Old Abe has gone to answer before the bar of God for the innocent blood which he has
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