Tuesday, April 14, 2015

1899: James Moynahan Remained True To Lincoln

This is the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination on April 14th, 1865. I have no record of any of my ancestor's reactions to his death in 1865 but I did locate an article written in 1899 about James Moynahan's loyalty to Lincoln.

Akron Weekly Pioneer Press
James Moynahan, who fought for four years in the Civil War as a member of "the army of the North" "remained true to the party of Lincoln and Hanna".

"Over a third of a century" after the Civil War ended and Lincoln's assassination, James opined that the state of Colorado and its statesmen had degenerated and that the "first state legislature was the best one the state ever had".

Park County Bulletin
(Alma, Colorado)
3 Nov 1899

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