Residents all over Washington, D.C., removed their celebratory red, white and blue bunting from their homes on the morning of April 15 and replaced it with black crepe in honor of the president.
Crepe trimmed doorways in the Deep South as well. The more violently secesh and more thankful a family was for Lincoln’s death, the more profusely their houses were decorated with symbols of woe.
Men who hated LIncoln with all their souls tied black crepe from every practicable point to save their homes and save themselves from imprisonment.
Source: The Civil War Diary of a Southern Woman, edited by Charles East, Simon and Schuster, 1991