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Missouri History Museum

The Missouri History Museum is a history museum located in St. Louis, Missouri in Forest Park showcasing Missouri history. The museum is operated by the Missouri Historical Society and was founded in 1866.

  • Website

    http://www.mohistory.org/

  • Contact Information

    Jaime Bourassa

    jbourassa@mohistory.org

    314-746-4515

  • Address

    Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
    St. Louis, Missouri 63112

Contributed Responses

Nathan D. Allen diary, 1834-1888

Nathan D. Allen Diary

Diary from Apr. 16, 1865

Letter of Edward Bates, St. Louis, to P. R. Fendall, Esq., Washington City, June 11, 1865

Edward Bates to P. R. Fendall

Letter from Jun. 11, 1865

Letter of Jud M. Bemis, St. Louis, to his sister Jenny, April 19, 1865

Jud M. Bemis to Jenny

Letter from Apr. 19, 1865

Partial letter of Nellie Blow, New York, to Dearest Mother [Minerva Blow], April 21, 1865

Nellie Blow to Minerva Blow

Letter from Apr. 21, 1865

Newspaper issue of

St. Louis Dispatch

Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

Note of Edward Bates, St. Louis, to O. D. Filley, May 15, 1865

Edward Bates to O. D. Filley

Letter from May. 15, 1865

Letter of E. Rothesay Miller,

E. Rothesay Miller to Theodore Freeley Gale

Letter from May. 4, 1865

Letter of A. M. Black, Springfield, to Sister [Jane Black], May 21, 1865

A.M. Black to Jane Black

Letter from May. 21, 1865

Diary of Amos Madden Thayer, March 29-May 12, 1865

Amos Madden Thayer Diary

Diary from Apr. 14, 1865

Letter of Mary [Mary Farren], New York, to Uncle Sol [Solomon F. Smith], April 18, 1865

Mary Farren to Solomon F. Smith

Letter from Apr. 18, 1865

Letter of Ellen Kean, New York, to Sol Smith, May 4, 1865

Ellen Kean to Sol Smith

Letter from May. 4, 1865

Diary of William B. Napton, February 6, 1863-May 18, 1868

William B. Napton Diary

Diary from Apr. 15, 1865

Letter of Sallie Thomas, Elizabethtown, Ky., to Brother [George W. Parker], April 19, 1865

Sallie Thomas to George W. Parker

Letter from Apr. 19, 1865

Letter of M. J. Miller, In camp 12 miles south of Montgomery, Ala., to Linda, April 25 and 29, 1865

M. J. Miller to Linda Miller

Letter from Apr. 25, 1865

Letter of M. J. [Monroe Joshua Miller], Montgomery, Ala., to Linda, Lebanon, Illinois, June 6, 1865

M.J. Miller to Linda Miller

Letter from Jun. 6, 1865

Issue of Bulletin EXTRA:

Bulletin Extra

Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

Letter signed Althea [Althea Johnson] and Clay, St. Louis, to Parents, April 23, 1865

Althea Johnson to Parents

Letter from Apr. 23, 1865

General Orders, No. 69, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, April 17, 1865

General Orders, No. 69

Newspaper from Apr. 17, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J. B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., to Joseph Smith, Rear Admiral, Chief of Bureau Yards, Navy Department, April 15, 1865

Telegram of J. B. Montgomery

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J. B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, [to Gideon Welles], April 15, 1865

Telegram of J. B. Montgomery

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of Jno. P. Slough [John P. Slough], Headquarters Military Governor, Alexandria, Va., to Maj. Genl. C. C. Augur, Comdg. Dept. of Washington, April 15, 1865

Telegram of John P. Slough

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

United States Military Telegraph of S. Nickerson, St. Inigoes, Md., to Comdg. Officer Anacostia, Point Lookout, April 15, 1865

Telegraph: Instructions for Manhunt

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of H. H. Wells, Headquarters Provost Marshal General, Defences South of Potomac, Alexandria, Va., to Cole Taylor, Chf. of Staff and A.A.G., April 15, 1865

Telegram of H. H. Wells

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegraph of S. Nickerson, at Inigoes, to Comdr. F. A. Parker, Yorktown, Va., [April 15, 1865]

Telegram from S. Nickerson

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

U. S. Military Telegraph of S. Nickerson, Actg. Vol. Master, to Comdr. F. A. Parker, April 15, 1865

Telegraph: President Lincoln was assassinated

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Telegram of Gideon Welles, Navy Department, Washington, to Col. Jacob Teilan, Comdr. Marine Corps, Head Quarters, Washington via Navy Yard, April 15, 1865

Gideon Welles to Col. Jacob Teilan

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of E. B. Alexander, Saint Louis, to Capt. Peck, Ironton, April 15, 1865

Telegram of E. B. Alexander

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of E. B. Alexander, Saint Louis, to Capt. Adams, St. Charles, Mo., April 15, 1865

Telegram of E. B. Alexander

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of E. B. Alexander, Saint Louis, to Capt. Hollingsworth, Macon, [April 15, 1865]

Telegram of E. B. Alexander

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of E. B. Alexander, Saint Louis, to Capt. Hollingsworth, Hannibal, [April 15, 1865]

Telegram of E. B. Alexander

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of E. B. Alexander, Saint Louis, to Capt. Conigo, Lexington, Mo., April 15, [1865]

Telegram of E. B. Alexander

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of E. B. Alexander, Saint Louis, to Capt. Fowler, Saint Joe [Saint Joseph, Mo.], [April 15, 1865]

Telegram of E. B. Alexander

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of E. B. Alexander, Saint Louis, to Capt. Ward, Jefferson City, April 15, [1865]

Telegram of E. B. Alexander

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of W. Whelan, Chf. Bureau, Navy Department, Bur. Med and Surg., to Surgeon B. F. Bache, U.S. Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, N. York, April 15, 1865

Telegram of W. Whelan

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Secy. Navy, Navy Department, Washington City, to Rear Admiral Porter [David D. Porter], or the senior naval officer at Hampton Roads, April 16, 1865

Telegram of Gideon Welles

Letter from Apr. 16, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J. B. Montgomery, Commdt., Navy Yd., Washington, to Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, April 16, 1865

Telegram of J. B. Montgomery

Letter from Apr. 16, 1865

United States Military Telegraph of F. A. Parker, Comd. Comdg. Potomac Flotilla, to Act. Master Meaders, Pt. Lookout, Md., April 16, 1865

Telegraph: Blockade to Capture Assassin

Letter from Apr. 16, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of James Taylor, Adj. Master Comdg., Guard Vessel off Alexandria, to Hon. Gideon Welles, Sec. of the Navy, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1865

Telegram of James Taylor

Letter from Apr. 16, 1865

Telegram of Gideon Welles, Secy. Navy, Navy Dept., to Rear Admiral H. Paulding, Comdt. Navy Yard, New York, April 16, 1865

Telegram of Gideon Welles, Secy. Navy, Navy Dept., to Rear Admiral H. Paulding, Comdt. Navy Yard, New York, April 16, 1865

Letter from Apr. 16, 1865

United States Military Telegraph of Gideon Welles, Sec. Navy, St. Inigoes, to Com. F. A. Parker, April 16, 1864 [1865]

Telegraph: Fire a Gun in Honor

Letter from Apr. 16, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Secy. of the Navy, Navy Department, Washington, to Comdr. D. W. Dougal, Comdt. Navy Yard, San Francisco, California, April 17, 1865

Telegram of Gideon Welles

Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

American Telegraph Company telegram of Wm. B. Thomas [William B. Thomas], Phila., to Hon. Hugh McCulloch, April 15, 1865

Telegram of William B. Thomas

Document from Apr. 15, 1865

United States Telegraph Company telegram of C.A. Walborn, Philadelphia, to Hon. Wm. Dennison [William Dennison], April 15, 1865

C.A. Walborn

Document from Apr. 15, 1865

Letter signed H.W. Halleck, Georgetown, to Mr. Harrington [George Harrington], Treasy. Dept., April 16, 1865

H.W. Halleck to George Harrington

Letter from Apr. 16, 1865

Note signed Salmon Foot to Harrington [George Harrington], April 16, 1865

Salmon Foot to George Harrington

Letter from Apr. 16, 1865

Note signed C.C. Augur, Headquarters Department of Washington, 22d Army Corps, Washington, D.C., to Mr. Harrington [George Harrington], April 16, 1865

C.C. Augur to Mr. Harrington

Letter from Apr. 16, 1865

American Telegraph Company telegram of Geo. H. Stuart [George H. Stuart], Chairman, Phila., to Asst. Secty. Harrington [George Harrington], April 17, 1865

Telegram of George H. Stuart, April 17, 1865

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Letter of James Wormley, G. Snowden, and H. Harris, Washington, [to George Harrington], April 17, 1865

James Wormley, G. Snowden, and H. Harris to George Harrington

Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

Letter signed W.J. Otto, Department of the Interior, to Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, [George Harrington], April 17, 1865

W.J. Otto to George Harrington

Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

Letter signed Daniel R. Goodloe, Washington, to Hon. George Harrington, Assistant Sec. of Treas., April 17, 1865

Daniel R. Goodloe to George Harrington

Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

American Telegraph Company telegram of Otis D. Swan, Secty. of Union League Club, New York, to Hon. Mr. Harrington, April 17, 1865

American Telegraph Company telegram of Otis D. Swan, April 17, 1865

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

American Telegraph Company telegram of Phillip Speed, Louisville, to Hon. James Speed, Atty. Genl., April 17, 1865

Telegram of Phillip Speed, April 17, 1865

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Letter signed Wm. B. Thomas [William B. Thomas], Custom House, Philadelphia, Collector's Office, to Hon. Geo. Harrington [George Harrington], Asst. Secy. of the Treas., April 17, 1865

Wm. B. Thomas to George Harrington

Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

American Telegraph Company telegram of M. Simpson, Phila., to Secy. Harrington [George Harrington], April 18, 1865

Telegram of M. Simpson, April 18, 1865

Document from Apr. 18, 1865

American Telegraph Company telegram of Wm. P. Smith [William P. Smith], Camden Station, to Hon. Geo. Harrington [George Harrington], Asst. Secty. Treasy., April 18, 1865

American Telegraph Company telegram of Wm. P. Smith, April 18, 1865

Document from Apr. 18, 1865

American Telegraph Company telegram of James B. Hodgeson, Mt. Clare, Md., to Secty. Harrington [George Harrington], April 18, 1865

Telegram of James B. Hodgeson, April 18, 1865

Document from Apr. 18, 1865

American Telegraph Company telegram of J. Edgar Thompson, Prest., Phila., to Gov. Oglesby, Senator Yates, & Representative Arnold, Committee, April 17, 1865

Telegram of J. Edgar Thompson, April 17, 1865

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Letter signed L.W. Owen and N.D. Larner, Committee of City Councils, Treasury Department, to Hon. G. Harrington, Asst. Sec'y. Treas., April 18, 1865

L.W. Owen and N.D. Larner to George Harrington

Letter from Apr. 18, 1865

Letter signed W.A. Nichols, Asst. Adj. Genl., War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, to Hon. Geo. Harrington [George Harrington], Asst. Secty. of U.S. Treasy., April 18, 1865

W.A. Nichols to George Harrington

Document from Apr. 18, 1865

Resolution passed by the 7th Ward of the City of Philadelphia relating to the assassination of the late President Lincoln, April 19, 1865

Resolution, 7th Ward, Philadelphia

Document from Apr. 19, 1865

Letter signed W.A. Nichols, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, to Hon. G.W. Harrington, Asst. Secy. of the Treasury, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1865

W.A. Nichols to George W. Harrington

Document from Apr. 16, 1865

Letter signed Jos. B. Steen [Joseph B. Steen], J.R. Duncan et al., Washington, D.C., to Hon. Geo. H. Harrington, April 17, 1865

Joseph B. Steen to George H. Harrington

Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

Order of procession of the funeral of the late President [Abraham Lincoln], as directed by order of the Secretary of War, Washington, April 17, 1865

Order of procession of the funeral of Abraham Lincoln

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

American Telegraph Company telegram of W.P. Smith, Balio. [Baltimore], to Hon. Geo. Harrington [Geo. Harrington], 301 D St., April 18, 1865

Telegram of W.P. Smith, April 18, 1865

Document from Apr. 18, 1865

Letter signed D.C. Forney, Daily Morning Chronicle Office, Washington, D.C., to Marshal Lamon, April 18, 1865

D.C. Forney to Marshal Lamon

Letter from Apr. 18, 1865

Telegram of F. A. Parker to Lt. Nickerson, April 17, 1865

Telegram of F.A. Parker, April 17, 1865

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Letter signed J.P. Slough, Brig. Genl. Vols., Headquarters Military Governor, Alexandria, Va., to Lt. Col. J.H. Taylor, Chf. of Staff and A.A.G., Hd. Qrs. Dpt. of Washington, April 17, 1865

J.P. Slough to Lt. Col. J.H. Taylor, April 17, 1865

Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

United States Military Telegraph of R. O'Brien, Goldsboro, to Genl. Dodge, April 17, 1865

Military Telegraph of R. O'Brien, April 17, 1865

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of F.A. Parker, Navy Dept., to Senior Naval Officer, Off Pt. Lookout, April 17, 1865

Telegram of F.A. Parker, April 17, 1865

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Note signed J.H. Eldridge, U.S.S.

Note of J.H. Eldridge, April 17, 1865

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Note signed M. Winship, Headquarters Provost Marshal General, Defences South of Potomac, Alexandria, Va., to Geo. R. Maguire, Fairfax C.H., April 17, 1865

M. Winship Note, April 17, 1865

Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, to Commodore Wm. Radford [William Radford] U.S.N., U.S.S.

Telegram of Gideon Welles, April 17, 1865

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.M. Berrien, Commandant Naval Station, Norfolk, to The Honorable Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C., April 17, 1865

Telegram of J.M. Berrien, April 17, 1865

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Note signed W.A. Nichols, Asst. Adjt. Genl., War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, to Hon. Geo. Harrington [George Harrington], Asst. Secty. Treasury, April 17, 1865

W.A. Nichols to George Harrington, April 17, 1865

Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

Letter signed C. Wallach, Paymaster U.S. Navy, Paymaster's Office, U.S. Naval Station, New Berne, N.C., to Paymaster S.S. Ward jr., U.S. Naval Station, Fort Macon, April 17, 1865

C. Wallach to S.S. Ward, Jr., April 17, 1865

Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of H.A. Wise, Chief of Bureau, Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department, Washington City, to Commander Jeffers, U.S.N., Ordnance Yard, Washington, April 17, 1865

Telegram of H.A. Wise, April 17, 1865

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Secy. Navy, Navy Department, to Com. J.B. Montgomery, Comdg. Navy Yard, Washington, April 17, 1865

Telegram of Gideon Welles, April 17, 1865

Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., to Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, April 18, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 18, 1865

Document from Apr. 18, 1865

U.S. Military Telegraph of S. Nickerson, St. Inegoes [St. Inigoes], to A.N. Lt. Peter Hays, Yorktown, April 18, 1865

Telegraph of S. Nickerson, April 18, 1865

Document from Apr. 18, 1865

U.S. Military Telegraph of F.A. Parker, Relay House, to Lieut. Nickerson [S. Nickerson], St. Inigoes, Md., April 18, 1865

Telegraph of F.A. Parker, April 18, 1865

Document from Apr. 18, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Department, Washington, D.C., to Brig. Genl. Hardie, Inspector Genl., War Dept., April 19, 1865

Telegram of F.A. Parker, April 19, 1865

Document from Apr. 19, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, to Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, April 21, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 21, 1865

Document from Apr. 21, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of T.W. Eastman, Lt. Comdr., Comg. U.S.S. Don off Patuxent River, to Com. F.A. Parker, Washington, Navy Yard, D.C., April 21, 1865

Telegram of T.W. Eastman, April 21, 1865

Document from Apr. 21, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of M. Winship, Headquarters Provost Marshal General, Defences South of Potomac, Alexandria, Va., to Col. Taylor, Chf. of Staff and A.A.G., April 22, 1865

Telegram of M. Winship, April 22, 1865

Document from Apr. 22, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, to G.V. Fox, Asst. Secretary in the Navy, Washington, April 22, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 22, 1865

Document from Apr. 22, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Office U.S. Military Telegraph, Navy Department, Washington, D.C., to Com. F.A. Parker, U.S.A., Relay House, April 22, 1865

Telegram of Gideon Welles, April 22, 1865

Document from Apr. 22, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., to G.V. Fox Esq., Asst. Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C., April 23, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 23, 1865

Document from Apr. 23, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, to G.V. Fox Esq., Asst. Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C., April 23, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 23, 1865

Document from Apr. 23, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Commandant, Navy Yard, Washington, Commdt. Office, to Rear Admiral Jos. Smith [Joseph Smith], Chief of Bureau of Yards and Docks, Navy Dept., April 24, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 24, 1865

Document from Apr. 24, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, to Hon. Secretary of the Navy [Gideon Welles], Navy Dept., April 24, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 24, 1865

Document from Apr. 24, 1865

Contemporary copy of U.S. Military Telegraph of F.A. Parker, St. Inigos, to Maj. Gen. Augur [Christopher Augur], April 25, 1865

Telegram of F.A. Parker, April 25, 1865

Document from Apr. 25, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., to Hon. Secretary of the Navy [Gideon Welles], Navy Department, April 26, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 26, 1865

Document from Apr. 26, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, to G.V. Fox, Asst. Secretary of the Navy, Navy Dept., April 25, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 25, 1865

Document from Apr. 25, 1865

Note signed M. Winship, Headquarters Provost Marshal General, Defences South of Potomac, Alexandria, Va., to John A. Foster, April 26, 1865

Note signed M. Winship, Headquarters Provost Marshal General, Defences South of Potomac, Alexandria, Va., to John A. Foster, April 26, 1865

Letter from Apr. 26, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Commandant, Navy Yd., Washington, to Honble. Gideon Welles, Secretary of Navy, April 27, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 27, 1865

Document from Apr. 27, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, to Hon. Secretary of the Navy [Gideon Welles], Navy Dept., April 27, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 27, 1865

Document from Apr. 27, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Secy. Navy, Navy Department, Washington City, to Comd. Montgomery [J.B. Montgomery], Comdt. Navy Yard, April 27, 1865

Telegram of Gideon Welles, April 27, 1865

Document from Apr. 27, 1865

United States Military Telegraph of F.A. Parker to Senr. Naval Officer, Pt. Lookout, April 29, 1865

Telegram of F.A. Parker, April 29, 1865

Document from Apr. 29, 1865

United States Military Telegraph of F.A. Parker to A.J. Kane, New York, [April 29], 1865

Telegraph of F.A. Parker, April 29, 1865

Document from Apr. 29, 1865

Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, to Hon. Secretary of the Navy [Gideon Welles], Washington, D.C., April 30, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 30, 1865

Document from Apr. 30, 1865

U.S. Military Telegraph of Gideon Welles, Secretary Navy, to Comdt. Navy Yard [J.B. Montgomery], May 4, 1865

Telegraph of Gideon Welles, May 4, 1865

Document from May. 4, 1865

Original draft of plans for President Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession, [April 1865]

Original Draft of Funeral Plans

Document from 1865

List of the Diplomatic Corps entitled to attend the funeral ceremonies of Abraham Lincoln, [April] 1865

Diplomats Allowed to Attend Lincoln Funeral

Document from April 1865

Printed order of the procession of the funeral of Abraham Lincoln, [April 1865]

Printed Order of Funeral Procession

Document from 1865

Note of George Harrington regarding guests at the White House for Abraham Lincoln's funeral, [April 1865]

Note to George Harrington

Document from 1865

Unsigned Note to George Harrington, April 1865

Unsigned Note to George Harrington, April 1865

Letter from Apr. 1, 1865

Letter signed W.A. Nichols, Washington, to Hon. M.B. Field, Asst. Sec., April 17, 1865

W.A. Nichols to M.B. Field, April 17, 1865

Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

Unsigned note to Hon. E.M. Stanton, [April 1865]

Unsigned note to Hon. E.M. Stanton, [April 1865]

Document from Apr. 18, 1865

List of pallbearers for Abraham Lincoln's funeral, [April 1865]

List of Pallbearers

Document from 1865