Document from Apr. 22, 1865

Telegram of Gideon Welles, April 22, 1865

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    Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Office U.S. Military Telegraph, Navy Department, Washington, D.C., to Com. F.A. Parker, U.S.A., Relay House, April 22, 1865

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    States, "I have countermanded your order to send the Don to Baltimore. Join your command without delay and give effect by your presence to the prevention of boats leaving the Maryland shores. Allow no absences or cessation of vigilance in the part of officers or vessel. Your absence is strongly disapproved at this time. . . ." Relates to the hunt for conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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    Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. "Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Office U.S. Military Telegraph, Navy Department, Washington, D.C., to Com. F.A. Parker, U.S.A., Relay House, April 22, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 16, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/654