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Miss Laura Keene; John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln

Miss Laura Keene

Lithograph from 1865

Booth Escaping

Booth Escaping

Lithograph from 1865

"The Great Tragedy"

Newspaper from Apr. 20, 1865

"Terrible Work of Blood!"

Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

James S. Knox to his Father

James S. Knox to his Father

Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

"Awful Tidings! The President Assassinated!"

Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

"Arrest of Booth!"

Newspaper from Apr. 16, 1865

"A Monument to the Martyr President in Baltimore"

Newspaper from Apr. 21, 1865

"Horrible News! Culmination of Southern Fanaticism and Barbarism"

Newspaper from Apr. 16, 1865

The Intelligencer, April 17, 1865

The Intelligencer

Newspaper from Apr. 17, 1865

"President Lincoln Dead"

Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

Louisville Daily Union Press

Louisville Daily Union Press

Newspaper from Apr. 17, 1865

The New York Herald, April 15, 1865

The New York Herald, April 15, 1865

Newspaper from Mar. 23, 2015

Horatio Nelson Taft Diary, April 30, 1865

Horatio Nelson Taft Diary, April 30, 1865

Diary from Apr. 30, 1865

The Weekly Reporter, April 20, 1865

The Weekly Reporter, April 20, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 20, 1865

The Liberator, April 21, 1865

The Liberator, April 21, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 21, 1865

Baltimore Clipper, April 15, 1865

Baltimore Clipper, April 15, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

The New York Herald, April 16, 1865

The New York Herald, April 16, 1865

Newspaper from Apr. 16, 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

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