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Document for April 26th:
Reward Poster for John Wilkes Booth


Reward Poster for John Wilkes Booth

Reward Poster for John Wilkes Booth; File 967A, 1866, Letters Received; Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917; Record Group 94; National Archives.

John Wilkes Booth, wanted for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, was found hiding in a barn near Bowling Green, Virginia, by a platoon of New York Cavalry and shot on April 26, 1865.
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