Lincoln Assassination Reward Poster, 1865
This is a very large scale reproduction of the rare broadside published
by the War Department on April 20th, 1865 for the capture of the assassins
of Abraham Lincoln. A reward of $50,000 is offered for John Wilkes Booth
and $25,000 apiece for his accomplices - John H. Surratt and David C.
Harold. This is a mammoth reward, the equivalent of millions of dollars
in today's money. The Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, proclaims in
the text: "Let the stain of innocent blood be removed from the land
by the arrest and punishment of the murderers".
John Wilkes Booth died in a barn soon after the association that was
surrounded by men attempting to capture him. In the days after the assassination
of President Lincoln, the war department arrested several under people.
All but eight were released for lack of evidence. President Andrew Johnson
formed a military commission to try the eight on May 1, 1865. The military
trial lasted until June 30th and took place on the 3rd floor of the Old
Arsenal Penitentiary (now known as the grounds of Fort Lesley J. McNair).
to read the actual testimony. (Testimony on file with the Surratt
House Museum) For more information on the actual defendants go to
Lincoln Search Site.
Another interesting online exhibit is the Library Of Congress Exhibit
It contains photos and descriptions of what was in President Lincoln's
pockets at the time of of assassination at Ford's Theater.
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