Forgotten history: stenographer witnesses Lincoln’s death, impact changed his life forever

A July 31 article on the WUWM: Milwaukee Public Radio website focuses on a new book about James Tanner and his part in Civil War history. Tanner briefly fought in the Civil War until he lost both legs. After recovering, he joined the War Department as a stenographer. In 1865, Tanner took down Lincoln’s testimony while the president was on his deathbed.

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