Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Lincoln” in chapter 34 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:

...of the President. The first news came to us the night after the dastardly deed, the telegraph operator having taken it from the wires while in transmission to General Meade. The despatch ran that Mr. Lincoln had been shot at 10 o'clock that morning at Willard's Hotel, but as I could conceive of nothing to take the President there I set the story down as a canard, and went to bed without giving it further...
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