Document from Apr. 20, 1865

$100,000 Reward

  • Full Title

    "War Department, Washington, April 20, 1865. $100,000 Reward! The Murderer of Our Late Beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, Is Still at Large"

  • Description

    Large broadside with a proclamation (signed in type) by Edwain M. Stanton, Secretary of War, describing the rewards offered for the capture of the assassins. The broadside also includes a description of the fugitives and notes that Booth might have shaved off his mustache.

  • Source

    Massachusetts Historical Society, Bdses 1865 Apr. 20

  • Rights

    Use of this item for research, teaching, and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution, as: From the Collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast, or commercial use requires written permission. For permission, please see this web page

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    United States. War Department.. " "War Department, Washington, April 20, 1865. $100,000 Reward! The Murderer of Our Late Beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, Is Still at Large"". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed August 23, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/284