On Sunday, May 19, 1897, the published an article titled “Saw Lincoln Shot”. In it, was an interview of Henry William Lewis, age 62, and the great, great grandfather of Philip Hayes Sr. Henry Lewis told The Sun the reporter of two very interesting stories related to the civil war. Below is a copy of the article.
SAW LINCOLN SHOT
H.W. LEWIS WAS AT FORD”S THEATRE ON THE FATAL NIGHT
He Was In The Gallery When He Heard The Shot Fired And Saw Lincoln’s Head Drop — The Great Commotion That Followed — Size Of The Audience — The First Shot In The War