Document from Apr. 27, 1865

Telegram of Gideon Welles, April 27, 1865

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    Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Secy. Navy, Navy Department, Washington City, to Comd. Montgomery [J.B. Montgomery], Comdt. Navy Yard, April 27, 1865

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    States, "I am informed by the Secretary of War that persons were permitted to visit the Iron Clads on board of which the prisoners are confined by his and my order. You will explain if this has been done, and you will allow no person to visit those vessels who has not the. . . .order of the Secretary of War and myself. Until the Prisoners are removed from your custody, you will exclude visitors from the yard. . . ." Refers to captured suspected conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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    This item is in the public domain.

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    Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. "Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Secy. Navy, Navy Department, Washington City, to Comd. Montgomery [J.B. Montgomery], Comdt. Navy Yard, April 27, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed August 23, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/666