Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Telegram of John P. Slough

  • Full Title

    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

  • Description

    Reads, "Is your order of 12.05 A M to me to see that no one leaves the City until further orders to be construed strictly - Is it intended to prevent persons from going to Washington by the Ferry Boat? or well known persons elsewhere. . . ." Refers to the lockdown of Washington after the assassination of President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth.

  • Source

    Missouri History Museum

  • Rights

    This item is in the public domain.

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    Slough, John P.. "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". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed July 19, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/327