Newspaper

Date:
1865-1865

The Tri-Weekly Telegraph - Houston, Texas Dated: May 12, 1865. The featured story in this issue is the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. Booth and accomplices reported wearing Confederate uniforms and that Booth was on crutches claiming to be a paroled POW heading home. The article goes on to explain how Booth and his accomplices hid in a barn and that Booth was shot in the head. News article on the Federal "Barbarities" in Louisiana. Other reports on the surrender of Confederate Generals and the pursuit of others. Several resolutions of Texan soldiers and citizens who vow to continue the fight.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.041
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier