National Archives Discovers Date Change on Lincoln Record
January 24, 2011
Thomas Lowry, a long-time Lincoln researcher from Woodbridge, VA, just admitted to changing the date of Patrick Murphy’s pardon from April 14, 1864 to April 14, 1865, the day John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. Lowry then claimed this pardon was of significant historical relevance because it could be considered one of, if not the final, official act by President Lincoln before his assassination. Records of the Judge Advocate General (Army) National Archives.
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