Document from Apr. 27, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 27, 1865

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    Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Commandant, Navy Yd., Washington, to Honble. Gideon Welles, Secretary of Navy, April 27, 1865

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    States, "Does the order of 10 O'Clock to-day, revoking all passes to visit the iron clads, involve the suspension of Work on the ports of the 'Montauk' and the removal of officers & crews of the two monitors to the shore. . . ." Relates to the hunt for John Wilkes Booth after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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    Montgomery, John Berrien, 1794-. "Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Commandant, Navy Yd., Washington, to Honble. Gideon Welles, Secretary of Navy, April 27, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/663