Purple Heart
This week in the Civil War for April 14, 1863

District of Columbia Police Blotter for April 14, 1864

“At this hour the melancholy intelligence of the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, President of the U.S, at Fords Theater was brought to this office, and information obtained from the following persons goes to show that the assassin is a man named J. Wilks [sic] Booth…”

The District of Columbia Metropolitan Police blotter of April 14, 1865.

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