Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1866

"The Murder of President Lincoln."

  • Full Title

    "The Murder of President Lincoln."

  • Description

    Report published a year after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, suggesting that John Wilkes Booth was not the real murderer of the president. It also speculates that Booth was not killed in Virginia but rather fled the country after the event. The piece, printed in The Selma Morning Times on April 15, 1866, was originally submitted by a Washington correspondent of the New Orleans Picayune.

  • Source

    Excerpt from the The Selma Morning Times, item number 24.0046. Catalog record for this title is available here.

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    The Selma Morning Times. ""The Murder of President Lincoln."". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed March 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/229