Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Gideon Welles to Col. Jacob Teilan

  • Full Title

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

  • Description

    States, "Have extra strong and careful guard ready for special service if called for by Com. Montgomery. . . ." Refers to the hunt for John Wilkes Booth after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Source

    Missouri History Museum

  • Rights

    This item is in the public domain.

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  • Cite this Item

    Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. "Telegram of Gideon Welles, Navy Department, Washington, to Col. Jacob Teilan, Comdr. Marine Corps, Head Quarters, Washington via Navy Yard, April 15, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed December 9, 2018. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/332