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Jefferson Davis Informed of Lincoln's Death

 
 
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By Tom Daoust, January 21, 2011
1. Jefferson Davis Informed of Lincoln's Death Marker
Inscription.  Jefferson Davis was standing here when informed of Lincoln's death April 18, 1865
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1873.
 
Location. 35° 13.591′ N, 80° 50.653′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 4th Street and South Tryon Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is brass and is embedded in the concrete sidewalk. You have to walk on the sidewalk to see it. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte NC 28202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Charlotte (within shouting distance of this marker); British Encampment, 1780 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Last Meetings of the Confederate Cabinet (about 300 feet away); Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (about 300 feet away); WBT/WBTV (about 400 feet away); Nathanael Greene (about
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500 feet away); Mecklenburg Resolves (about 500 feet away); Mrs. "Stonewall Jackson" 1831-1915 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Jefferson Davis in Charlotte
Jefferson Davis was giving a speech to the people of Charlotte at this site. The telegram handed to Jefferson Davis incorrectly stated the date of Lincoln's death as April 11. Lincoln was shot on Friday, April 14 and died the next day on April 15, 1865.
    — Submitted January 22, 2011, by Tom Daoust of Concord, North Carolina.

 
Additional keywords. Abraham Lincoln,
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2011, by Tom Daoust of Concord, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,557 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 21, 2011, by Tom Daoust of Concord, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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