The Van Courtlandt Family Papers: Volume IV


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On April 26, 1865, as Abraham Lincoln's funeral cortege paused in Union Square, New York, before being taken by rail to Springfield, Illinois, William Cullen Bryant listened as his own verse elegy for the slain president was read to a great concourse of mourners by the Reverend Samuel Osgood. Only five years earlier and a few blocks downtown, at Cooper Union, Bryant had introduced the prairie candidate to his first eastern audience. There his masterful appeal to the conscience of the nation prepared the way for his election ...

The Van Courtlandt Family Papers: Volume IV 1981, Sleepy Hollow Restorations, New York

ISBN-13: 9780912882413