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Mourning Lincoln


On April 15, 1865, news of President Abraham Lincoln’s death shocked the country. What followed was a huge national reaction. While some expressed grief and sorrow, Lincoln’s Confederate detractors rejoiced. Historian Martha Hodes combed through diary entries and letters to study the responses provoked by Lincoln’s assassination. We’ll also speak to Adam Goodheart, historian and author of “1861: The Civil War Awakening,” who traced the Lincoln’s funeral train from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois.

Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.