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Keyes, R. C.

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Reminsciences about Abraham Lincoln written by a man who grew up on a farm near the Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. In his letter to Mr. Lucas, he recounts his boyhood impressions of Lincoln, of his attendance at the 1860 Republican National Convention, and of Lincoln's Springfield funeral. Mr. Keyes uncle drove the casket to Oak Ridge Cemetery in his horse-drawn hearse.

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Civil War and slavery collection (RHC-45):