from Apr. 24, 1865

Dexter Jewett to mother

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    Letter - Dexter Jewett Washington DC April 24 pt1

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    A personal letter from a soldier camped three miles from Washington to his mother. The letter mentions that there is a report that someone has caught Booth, Lincoln’s murderer.

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    Camp three miles from
    Washington April 24

    Dear mother

    We are now in camp about three miles from Washington on the Maryland side of the Potomac but we don't know where we will go to next there there in some talk of our going home on half pay and stay untill we are needed for they dont [don't] exactly know where to send us.

    We started from Summit Point last Thursday on the cars and arrived here on Friday noon.
    I hope we will stay here for we get enough to eat we get nine loaves of bread a week and large ones at that.

    There is a report that they have caught Booth the murderer of the President has been caught I believe this morning in some woods a little way from here.
    I hope it is true.

    About every house in Washington is draped in morning on the outside and the people look as though they feel bad about the President being killed.
    We have not had a mail for four days and we ought to get the whole soon
    I suppose I shall have some letters by it.

    Have you got that company roll that I sent home to you
    if you have I wish you would tell me how you like for some of them were nothing but a sell and I dont know but when that one may be for I have not opened it.
    I would like to have a little [illegible] if you could send me some for I have no writing nor envelopes.
    Has George got home yet
    I don't see why they are so slow about mustering him out.
    all of our men were mustered out the very day their time was up.
    We do duty on this side of the Potomac and also do part of the patrol in the city of Washington

    Tell George that he had better not think of going into Hancocks veterans for that corps I think is the meanest thing that has been got up since the war commenced with the exception of hundred days men and Hancock he had has nothing but reviews inspections company and brigade drills all the time and we all glad that we have got out of his clutches and he was going to make us throw away all clothing but what we drew from government and so far as to make us have two pair of shoes.

    There is a story that a lot of Mosby's men who have given themselves up have been sent after Mosby and guess they will get him if anybody can.

    I shall have to close now so goodbye for the present.

    from your son
    Dexter Jewett
    Co H 30 Md Va Co
    Washington
    D.C.

    [Transcription by: Mary Cotterman]

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    Tucker Collection care of Museum of the Grand Prairie

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    Dexter Jewett. "Letter - Dexter Jewett Washington DC April 24 pt1". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/432

from Apr. 20, 1865

$100,000 Reward

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    "War Department, Washington, April 20, 1865. $100,000 Reward! The Murderer of Our Late Beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, Is Still at Large"

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    Large broadside with a proclamation (signed in type) by Edwain M. Stanton, Secretary of War, describing the rewards offered for the capture of the assassins. The broadside also includes a description of the fugitives and notes that Booth might have shaved off his mustache.

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    Massachusetts Historical Society, Bdses 1865 Apr. 20

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    United States. War Department.. " "War Department, Washington, April 20, 1865. $100,000 Reward! The Murderer of Our Late Beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, Is Still at Large"". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/284

from Apr. 24, 1865

"Booth positively arrested"

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    Later from the north; Booth positively arrested

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    This clipping includes news of Booth's arrest by way of U.S. military telegraph from Hilton Head, South Carolina, and proceedings from a meeting of the Army and Navy held in Hilton Head regarding raising funds for a monument to President Lincoln to be erected in Springfield, Illinois. Also included is a letter to the editor suggesting a meeting should be held in Savannah, Georgia, for the same purpose of raising funds for the monument.

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    Georgia Historical Society newspaper collection

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    Savannah Republican. "Later from the north; Booth positively arrested".

    Savannah Republican

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from May. 6, 1865

Savannah Daily Herald

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    Savannah Daily Herald

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    This is the front page of the Savannah Daily Herald newspaper dedicated to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and shooting of John Wilkes Booth. Articles titles include: "The Assassination", "The Grand Funeral Pageant in New York City…", and "Another Account of the Shooting of Booth".

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    Georgia Historical Society newspaper collection.

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    Savannah Daily Herald. "Savannah Daily Herald". S.W. Mason & Co.. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/258

from May. 1, 1865

"Further Particulars of the Washington Tragedy."

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    "Further Particulars of the Washington Tragedy."

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    Dispatches reporting events after the assassination of President Lincoln. They give details about the attacks on the presidents and Secretary of State Seward; Lincoln's death and Seward's recovery; the inauguration of President Johnson; the surrender of Confederate forces to General Sherman; and the capture of John Wilkes Booth. The reports were reprinted in the Montgomery Daily Mail on May 1, 1865.

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    Excerpt from the Montgomery Daily Mail, book number ADVCOL39. Catalog record for this title is available here.

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from Apr. 22, 1865

"Late Northern News!"

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    "Late Northern News!"

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    Reports from Memphis, Tennessee, giving details and updates about the death of President Lincoln (published in the Montgomery Daily Advertiser on April 22, 1865). They also state that Secretary of State Seward has been killed, but that assassination attempt was actually unsuccessful. Near the end of the piece is a note describing the reaction of some southerners to the event: "Several citizens were arrested in Memphis on Sunday for expressing joy at the above news."

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    Excerpt from the Montgomery Daily Advertiser, book number ADVCOL40B. Catalog record for this title is available here.

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    Montgomery Daily Advertiser. ""Late Northern News!"". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/195

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