The New York Tribune

“Highly Important, the President Shot, Secretary Seward Attacked” The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C., in April 1865, was the subject of a series of increasingly detailed dispatches sent via electric telegraph from Washington to New York City by L. A. Gobright, the Washington correspondent for the New York Associated Press, then the most important news broke in the country. Gobright reported on this momentous news story more-or-less as it happened. (CU only)

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