from Apr. 24, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 24, 1865

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    Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, to Hon. Secretary of the Navy [Gideon Welles], Navy Dept., April 24, 1865

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    States, "Ned Spangler [Edmund Spangler], prisoner, was brought from Old Capitol by Capt. Potts, order of Col. Ingraham, last night, and is 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, to Hon. Secretary of the Navy [Gideon Welles], Navy Dept., April 24, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/658

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 September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/654

from Apr. 22, 1865

Telegram of M. Winship, April 22, 1865

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    Contemporary copy of telegram of M. Winship, Headquarters Provost Marshal General, Defences South of Potomac, Alexandria, Va., to Col. Taylor, Chf. of Staff and A.A.G., April 22, 1865

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    States, "Your message is rec'd the car will start immediately with instruction to Publish to fishermen, negroes and others a Description of the assassins and the reward for their apprehension. And to scout and picket the river to below Dumfries, until further orders. . . ." Relates to the hunt for conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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    Winship, M.. "Contemporary copy of telegram of M. Winship, Headquarters Provost Marshal General, Defences South of Potomac, Alexandria, Va., to Col. Taylor, Chf. of Staff and A.A.G., April 22, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/652

from Apr. 21, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 21, 1865

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    Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, to Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, April 21, 1865

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    States, "Two prisoners viz James Andrews Atseroth [George Atzerodt] and Ernest Hartmann Richter were to delived [delivered] by Col. Ingraham at this yard at 10 minutes past 11. last night. . . ." Relates to hunt for conspirators 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, to Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, April 21, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/650

from Apr. 18, 1865

Telegraph of S. Nickerson, April 18, 1865

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    U.S. Military Telegraph of S. Nickerson, St. Inegoes [St. Inigoes], to A.N. Lt. Peter Hays, Yorktown, April 18, 1865

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    States, "Commander is not here will send your dispatch but would respectfully suggest that the fewer favors you can show to a class of persons that would murder the President of the U.S. the better & I do not think the Comdr. would show any. . . ." Relates to the capture of suspected conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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    Nickerson, S.. "U.S. Military Telegraph of S. Nickerson, St. Inegoes [St. Inigoes], to A.N. Lt. Peter Hays, Yorktown, April 18, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/647

from Apr. 18, 1865

Telegram of J.B. Montgomery, April 18, 1865

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    Contemporary copy of telegram of J.B. Montgomery, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., to Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, April 18, 1865

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    States, "Two prisoners viz Mike O'Flaherty & Lewis Payne [alias Lewis Powell] have, during the past night, been delivered at this yard, confined & strongly Guarded in double Irons on board of the 'Ganges'. . . ." Relates to the capture of suspected conspirators 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. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, April 18, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/646

from Apr. 17, 1865

M. Winship Note, April 17, 1865

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    Note signed M. Winship, Headquarters Provost Marshal General, Defences South of Potomac, Alexandria, Va., to Geo. R. Maguire, Fairfax C.H., April 17, 1865

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    States, "Send him to these Hd Qtrs under guard . . ." Refers to the capture of John Wilkes Booth after the assassination of President Lincoln.

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    Winship, M.. "Note signed M. Winship, Headquarters Provost Marshal General, Defences South of Potomac, Alexandria, Va., to Geo. R. Maguire, Fairfax C.H., April 17, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/639

from Apr. 28, 1865

Illinois Daily State Journal, April 28, 1865

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    Illinois Daily State Journal, April 28, 1865

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    Interior page report in the Illinois Daily State Journal providing details on President Lincoln's funeral procession and his upcoming burial in Springfield, Illinois. The paper also reports extensively on the death of John Wilkes Booth and the capture of David E. Herold, including an official dispatch from Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to Major General John A. Dix. Known as "mourning rules," the wide vertical lines between the newspaper columns represent grief over the loss of an important person.

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    HN-1865-011138B

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    Baker & Phillips. "Illinois Daily State Journal, April 28, 1865". Baker & Phillips. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/625

from Apr. 17, 1865

"Murder Most Foul!"

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    "Murder Most Foul!"

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    The Daily Intelligencer from Wheeling, VA offers a full page spread with details linked to the assassination, Lincoln's funeral, his autopsy, and more.

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    Daily Intelligencer. ""Murder Most Foul!"". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/473

from Apr. 26, 1865

"Abraham Lincoln died this morning"

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    "Abraham Lincoln died this morning"

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    Published in the Texas State Gazette on April 26, 1865, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton sent this short account to Major General Dix chronicling the events of the assassination and naming John Wilkes Booth as the shooter.

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    Washington, April 14, 10 a.m.



    To Major Gen. Dix:


    Abraham Lincoln died this morning at 27 minutes after seven o'clock. Frederick Seward's skull is fractured in two places, besides a severe cut on the head. He is still alive but hopeless. Major Seward's wounds are not dangerous.



    It is now ascertained with reasonable certainty that two suspects were engaged in the horrible crime-Wilkes Booth being the one who shot the President, and the other a [?] of his whose description is so clear that he cannot escape.



    It appears from a letter found in Booth's trunk that the murder was planned before the 4th of March but fell through then because the accomplice backed out until Richmond could be heard from. Booth and his accomplice were at the livery stable before six o'clock last evening and left there with their horses about 10 o'clock or shortly before that hour. It would seem that they had been seeking their chance, but for some unknown reason it was not carried into effect until last night. One of them has evidently made his way to Baltimore, the other has not been traced since. Secretary Seward is dead. Booth is arrested.



    [signed] E.M. Stanton


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    E.M. Stanton. ""Abraham Lincoln died this morning"". Texas State Gazette. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/471

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