Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Telegram of Gideon Welles, April 17, 1865

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    Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Secy. Navy, Navy Department, to Com. J.B. Montgomery, Comdg. Navy Yard, Washington, April 17, 1865

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    States, "The War Department wish special attention called this afternoon to order of Saturday relative to confining a prisoner. Keep boat in constant readiness and have such a guard at the gate that he can be safely got on board. . . ." Relates to the capture of John Wilkes Booth after his assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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    Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. "Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Secy. Navy, Navy Department, to Com. J.B. Montgomery, Comdg. Navy Yard, Washington, April 17, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 21, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/645