The Death of John Wilkes Booth 

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, May 13, 1865

The May 13, 1865 edition of Harper's Weekly featured the new president Andrew Johnson, who took office with the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  We have posted the newspaper below.  Click on the thumbnails to be taken to a complete, readable version of the page.

 

President Andrew Johnson

President Andrew Johnson

Confederate Amnesty

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Capture of John Wilkes Booth

Capture of John Wilkes Booth

Death of John Wilkes Booth

Death of John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth Death

Abraham Lincoln's New York Funeral

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The Confederate Warship "Stonewall"

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President Abraham Lincoln's New York Funeral Procession

 

 

 

 

 

MAY 13, 1865.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

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BOOTH'S CAPTURE—THE ASSASSIN BROUGHT TO BAY.

(Continued from Previous Page) was then surrounded. BAKER and CONGER went to the door. The former called out signifying his intention to have a surrender on the part of the men inside, or else a bonfire and a shooting match.

He sent the young boy in to receive their arms. To the boy's appeal BOOTH answered with a curse, accusing the boy of having betrayed him. The boy then came out, and BAKER repeated his demand,

giving BOOTH five minutes to make up his mind. BOOTH replied,

"Who are you, and what do you want with us?"

BAKER answered, "We want you to deliver up your arms and become our prisoners."

But who are you ?"

" That makes no difference. We know who you (Continued of Next Page)

POST-MORTEM EXAMINATION OF BOOTH'S BODY ON BOARD THE MONITOR "MONTAUK."

John Wilkes Booth in Burning Barn
John Wilkes Booth Autopsy on the Monitor

 

 

  

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