Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Telegram of H.A. Wise, April 17, 1865

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    Contemporary copy of telegram of H.A. Wise, Chief of Bureau, Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department, Washington City, to Commander Jeffers, U.S.N., Ordnance Yard, Washington, April 17, 1865

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    States, "The moment the 'Santiago-de-Cuba' arrives at the Yard, report it to Bureau by telegraph. . . ." Relates to the capture of John Wilkes Booth after his assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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    Wise, H. A. (Henry Augustus), 1819-1869. "Contemporary copy of telegram of H.A. Wise, Chief of Bureau, Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department, Washington City, to Commander Jeffers, U.S.N., Ordnance Yard, Washington, April 17, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 25, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/644