Methodist Sermons on Lincoln's Funeral
Following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, ministers throughout the United States wrote sermons eulogizing the slain leader. These followed similar patterns like sermons given the Sundays following the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor or the weekend after September 11, 2001. Heroes were made and legends created. These dates live in the memories of many and have been rehearsed. Two copies of the hundreds of sermons proclaimed and published by Methodist ministers are included in this case.