Police Blotter Listing the Assassination of President Lincoln, 04/14/1865

Title: Police Blotter Listing the Assassination of President Lincoln, 04/14/1865

 

Production Date: April 14, 1865

 

Police Blotter Listing the Assassination of President Lincoln, 04/14/1865; (ARC ID 301678); Series: Blotters, 09/1862 - 05/31/1933; District of Columbia Metropolitan Police; Records of the Government of the District of Columbia, 1791 - 1978; Record Group 351; National Archives.

 

On April 14, 1865, as he sat in Ford's Theater watching a comedy, President Lincoln was assassinated. The District of Columbia Metropolitan Police blotter lists the assassination among the more mundane police business of April 14, 1865. The entry begins: “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...”

 

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