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The Civil War

Title: Lucius Hubbard Writes About the End of the War
Type: Letter
Date: 1865
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Lucius F. Hubbard wrote this letter to his aunt after hearing of the end of the war and the assassination of President Lincoln.
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Lucius Hubbard Writes About the End of the War

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Activities:

  1. What reaction do Hubbard's men have to the news that Lee (the Confederate commander) has surrendered?



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  2. What other news made their celebration less cheerful when they arrived at their next destination?



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  3. What reaction do the men have to the news of Lincoln's assassination?



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  4. What do you think Hubbard meant when he said that in Lincoln, the Southerners had "lost their best friend?"



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