Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Telegram of H. H. Wells

  • Full Title

    Contemporary copy of telegram of H. H. Wells, Headquarters Provost Marshal General, Defences South of Potomac, Alexandria, Va., to Cole Taylor, Chf. of Staff and A.A.G., April 15, 1865

  • Description

    States, "I have Cav [cavalry] along the river toward Occoquan and have notified the fishermen and home guards to arrest anyone not known to them found in their neighborhood. The pickets report all quiet today. . . ." Refers to the hunt 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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  • Cite this Item

    Wells, H. H.. "Contemporary copy of telegram of H. H. Wells, Headquarters Provost Marshal General, Defences South of Potomac, Alexandria, Va., to Cole Taylor, Chf. of Staff and A.A.G., April 15, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 20, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/329