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Augusta Mourns Lincoln / Augusta Pleur Lincoln

Augusta, Maine – The Civil War

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Augusta Mourns Lincoln / Augusta Pleur Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
1. Augusta Mourns Lincoln / Augusta Pleur Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  
Abraham Lincoln's assassination in Washington on April 14, 1865, as the Civil War was ending plunged Augusta into sorrow. Businesses closed on the 19th and soldiers, civil authorities, and societies converged at the black draped Kennebec County Court House for funeral obsequies. Winthrop and State Streets were packed with soldiers and civilians. On a platform were seated Governor Cony and other dignitaries. The Reverend McKenzie, of South Parish Church, spoke about how people had looked to Lincoln for courage and wisdom. The Universalist Church's Reverend Quimby compared Lincoln to Christ, and the Reverend Munger of the Methodist Church called or bringing the assassins to justice. The service ended with the singing of "America."

L'assassinat d'Abraham Lincoln à Washington le 14 avril 1865, à la fin de la Guerre de Sécession, plonge Augusta dans la consternation. Les commerces ferment leurs portes le 19 et les soldats, les autorités civiles et les associations se réunissent devant la Cour de Justice du Comté de Kennebec pour des obsèques publiques. Les rues Winthrup et State regorgent
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de soldats et de civils. Le Gouverneur Cony et d'autres dignitaires trônent sur une plateforme. Le Pasteur McKenzie de l'Eglise South Parish souligne que Lincoln a guidé le peuple par son courage et sa sagesse. La Pasteur Quimby de l'Eglise Universaliste compare Lincoln au Christ et le Pateur Munger de l'eglise Méthodiste demande qu'on traine les assissins en justice. La cérémonie se termine par l'hyme America.
 
Erected by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable EventsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Augusta, Maine – The Civil War, and the Unitarian Universalism (UUism) series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 14, 1865.
 
Location. 44° 18.873′ N, 69° 46.661′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Maine, in Kennebec County. Marker is on State Street (Maine Route 104) just north of Court Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 State St, Augusta ME 04330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Melville Weston Fuller (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Rembrandt's Augusta Home / Maison du Rembrandt d'Augusta (about 400 feet away, measured
Augusta Mourns Lincoln / Augusta Pleur Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
2. Augusta Mourns Lincoln / Augusta Pleur Lincoln Marker
in a direct line); Cornerstone Day / La pose des premières pierres (about 800 feet away); United States Post Office / La Poste des Etats-Unis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flag Protest ~ War of 1812 / Drapeau en berne - Guerre de 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augusta's Publishing Empire / L'empire de l'édition à Augusta (approx. 0.2 miles away); Granite Block / Un Bâtiment en granit (approx. 0.2 miles away); Market Square / La place du Marché (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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