Diary of Orrin Brown—April 15, 1865

Abraham Lincoln - George P.A. Healy 1869Diary of Orrin Brown, New Bern, North Carolina

Saturday–Apr. 15th

There was about 200 more recruits came in here this morning. We drew our cup of coffee and a small piece of Salt Beef not cooked for breakfast, but did not draw any dinner today. We had a cool night and it began to rain about 9 AM and rained till about noon with considerable thunder. I read 3 Chapts. today. I wrote a letter home today.

Now he belongs to the Ages

President Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 am on 15 April 1865.  He was 56 years old.  Word would not reach North Carolina until Monday.


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