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

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Subjects: Generals--United States--Diaries
Executions and executioners--Washington (D.C.)--Diaries
Assassins--United States--History--19th century--Sources
Imprisonment--Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century--Sources
Hanging--Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century--Sources
Justice, Administration of--United States--History--19th century--Sources
Washington Arsenal (Washington, D.C.)--History--Sources
Hartranft, John F., 1830-1889--Diaries
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination--Sources
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2009
LC Classification: E
Table of Contents: Foreword / Allen Weinstein
I. The Story
1. John Frederick Hartranft 3
2. The Conspirators Are Cornered 13
3. Abandon All Hope 21
4. Inter Arma Silent Leges 33
5. Let the Stain of Innocent Blood Be Removed from the Land 48
Afterword: Hartranft's Postwar Life 56
II. The Letterbook: Transcribed and Annotated
Editors' Note 63
Rules of the Prison 65
The Letterbook 71
App. Reproductions from the Letterbook 161
Hartranft's Appointment and the Rules of the Prison 162
A Typical Two-Page Spread from the Letterbook 164
Hartranft's Response on Charges Mudd Was Given Special Treatment 166
The Execution Order from Major General Hancock 167
Hartranft's Report of the Execution 168
Index 171
Additional Authors: Hartranft, John F., 1830-1889
Steers, Edward
Holzer, Harold
Notes: LCCN: 2008034686
ISBN: 9780807133965 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0807133965 (cloth : alk. paper)
"In association with National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C."
Includes index
Physical Description: xiv, 179 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 244293168
ISBN/ISSN: 9780807133965
0807133965

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