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The Resource The Lincoln assassination conspirators : their confinement and execution, as recorded in the letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft, edited by Edward Steers, Jr., and Harold Holzer ; with a foreword by Allen Weinstein

The Lincoln assassination conspirators : their confinement and execution, as recorded in the letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft, edited by Edward Steers, Jr., and Harold Holzer ; with a foreword by Allen Weinstein

Label
The Lincoln assassination conspirators : their confinement and execution, as recorded in the letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft
Title
The Lincoln assassination conspirators
Title remainder
their confinement and execution, as recorded in the letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft
Statement of responsibility
edited by Edward Steers, Jr., and Harold Holzer ; with a foreword by Allen Weinstein
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On May 1, 1865, two weeks after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, recently inaugurated president Andrew Johnson appointed John Frederick Hartranft to command the military prison at the Washington Arsenal, where the U.S. government had just incarcerated the seven men and one woman accused of complicity in the shooting. From that day through the execution of four of the accomplices, the Pennsylvania-born general held responsibility for the most notorious prisoners in American history. A strict adherent to protocol, Hartranft kept a meticulously detailed account of his experiences in the form of a letterbook. In The Lincoln Assassination Conspirators, noted Lincoln scholars Edward Steers, Jr., and Harold Holzer, in partnership with the National Archives, present this fascinating historical record for the first time with contextual materials and expert annotations, providing a remarkable glimpse behind the scenes of the assassination's aftermath."-inside jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.5
LC item number
.L73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1830-1889
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hartranft, John F.
  • Steers, Edward
  • Holzer, Harold
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hartranft, John F
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Generals
  • Executions and executioners
  • Assassins
  • Imprisonment
  • Hanging
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Washington Arsenal (Washington, D.C.)
Label
The Lincoln assassination conspirators : their confinement and execution, as recorded in the letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft, edited by Edward Steers, Jr., and Harold Holzer ; with a foreword by Allen Weinstein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "In association with National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C."
  • Includes index
Contents
The story. John Frederick Hartranft ; The conspirators are cornered ; Abandon all hope ; Inter arma silent leges ; Let the stain of innocent blood be removed for the land -- The letterbook : transcribed and annotated. Editor's note ; Rules of the prison ; The letterbook -- Hartranft's appointment and the rules of the prison -- A typical two-page spread from the letterbook -- Hartranft's response on charges Mudd was given special treatment ; The execution order from Major General Hancock ; Hartranft's report of the execution
Control code
ocn244293168
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 179 p., [14] p. of plates
Isbn
9780807133965
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008034686
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)244293168
Label
The Lincoln assassination conspirators : their confinement and execution, as recorded in the letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft, edited by Edward Steers, Jr., and Harold Holzer ; with a foreword by Allen Weinstein
Publication
Note
  • "In association with National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C."
  • Includes index
Contents
The story. John Frederick Hartranft ; The conspirators are cornered ; Abandon all hope ; Inter arma silent leges ; Let the stain of innocent blood be removed for the land -- The letterbook : transcribed and annotated. Editor's note ; Rules of the prison ; The letterbook -- Hartranft's appointment and the rules of the prison -- A typical two-page spread from the letterbook -- Hartranft's response on charges Mudd was given special treatment ; The execution order from Major General Hancock ; Hartranft's report of the execution
Control code
ocn244293168
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 179 p., [14] p. of plates
Isbn
9780807133965
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008034686
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)244293168

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