Letter from Apr. 16, 1865

Telegraph: Blockade to Capture Assassin

  • Full Title

    United States Military Telegraph of F. A. Parker, Comd. Comdg. Potomac Flotilla, to Act. Master Meaders, Pt. Lookout, Md., April 16, 1865

  • Description

    States, "The 'Delaware' will be at Pt. Lookout this evening. The vessels at Pt. Lookout will form a line across the Bay due East from the point, allowing no vessels to pass down and taken them all into Pt. Lookout, subject to the orders of Genl. Barnes. . . ." Refers to the hunt for John Wilkes Booth after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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    Missouri History Museum

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    This item is in the public domain.

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    Parker, F. A.. "United States Military Telegraph of F. A. Parker, Comd. Comdg. Potomac Flotilla, to Act. Master Meaders, Pt. Lookout, Md., April 16, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed July 19, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/343