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Sunday, April 21, 2024



President Abraham Lincoln was slain on April 14, 1865. Six days later the  wanted poster, above, was printed and posted. 

 WANTED! War department, Washington. April 20, 1865. $100,000 reward!

 The murder of our late beloved president, Abraham Lincoln, is still at large. 

 Did anyone collect the rewards? 

CLICK HERE. For an article by the Abraham Lincoln Association titled: “Battle for War Department for the Capture of the Assassin by Robert C. Wick, 2011. 

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Condemned are about to be hung in the hot July 7, 1865 sun.  Left to right: Mary Surratt; Lewis Powell, David Herold and George Atzerodt.  The prison was torn down and Ft. McNair was built in its place.  The tennis courts in Ft. McNair were built over the site of the scaffold.


The assassins were hung in the Old Arsenal Penitentiary in Washington DC on July 7, 1865.  There is a eyewitness account of the deaths by a US. Soldier; with very little difficulty his report can be located on the Internet.  According to his report, the four dead hung at the end of their ropes for 25 minutes before they were cut down.  After that the four were placed in wooden coffins as they were cut from the rope.  Only the nooses were removed before they were buried on the grounds of the old fort.

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