Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

Telegram of W. Whelan

  • Full Title

    Contemporary copy of telegram of W. Whelan, Chf. Bureau, Navy Department, Bur. Med and Surg., to Surgeon B. F. Bache, U.S. Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, N. York, April 15, 1865

  • Description

    States, "Mr. Seward desires to see without delay the Dentist you have named with his Rubber splints prepared as fas as can be to advance. . . ." This refers to the injuries that Secretary of State William Seward suffered at the hands of Lewis Powell, a fellow conspirator of John Wilkes Booth.

  • Source

    Missouri History Museum

  • Rights

    This item is in the public domain.

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  • Cite this Item

    Whelan, W.. "Contemporary copy of telegram of W. Whelan, Chf. Bureau, Navy Department, Bur. Med and Surg., to Surgeon B. F. Bache, U.S. Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, N. York, April 15, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed July 19, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/340