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The account of Lincoln's assassination in Gov. Blasdel's diary

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Sue Ballew
Special to the Appeal

May 11, 2008, 4:01 AM

The Carson Daily Appeal began printing about a month after Lincoln's assassination, but in the days following there were many reports. Information came to the newspaper from the East via telegraph, although the messages were sporadic as Indians would occasionally tear town the lines. Henry Goode Blasdel was the first elected Governor of the state of Nevada. He not only wrote a proclamation regarding Lincoln's death, but beginning on April 15, 1865, wrote about the days to follow in his diaries.

The article provides entries from the diaries.  Read the article to see the entries.

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