Document from Apr. 26, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 26, 1865

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    Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., to Hon. Secretary of the Navy [Gideon Welles], Navy Department, April 26, 1865

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    States, "By order of Maj. Genl. Augur, John Celestino (prisoner) was delivered last night at the yard and confined as directed. . . ." Refers to the capture of a suspected conspirator of John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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    Montgomery, John Berrien, 1794-. "Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., to Hon. Secretary of the Navy [Gideon Welles], Navy Department, April 26, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 21, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/660