Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Telegraph: Instructions for Manhunt

  • Full Title

    United States Military Telegraph of S. Nickerson, St. Inigoes, Md., to Comdg. Officer Anacostia, Point Lookout, April 15, 1865

  • Description

    States, "Cruise off your station. Stop every steamer bound down and if any pass the guard vessel if you stop any send them to Point Lookout where they will be thoroughly searched if any attempt to escape sink them if possible. . . ." Refers to the search 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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    Nickerson, S.. "United States Military Telegraph of S. Nickerson, St. Inigoes, Md., to Comdg. Officer Anacostia, Point Lookout, April 15, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed July 19, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/328