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    Boston Corbett Signature "Boston Corbett Serg. Co 'L' 16th N. Y. Cavalry" Framed with a Period Lithograph and a Reproduced Photo to overall dimensions of wooden frame 24" x 18". This framed item consists of three items: Corbett's clipped signature, an early reproduction photograph of Corbett sitting at a desk reading book, and a hand colored lithograph by Chr. Kimmel & Foster of Corbett shooting Booth as the barn burns.

    Corbett was one of the military men sent to pursue John Wilkes Booth after Booth had assassinated Lincoln on April 14, 1865. On April 26th, Booth and his accomplice, D. Herold, were surrounded in a barn in Virginia. The barn was set ablaze, Herold surrendered, Booth stayed put. Corbett with his revolver had a clear shot at Booth and took it, striking him in the neck. Stanton's desire was to take Booth alive, but Corbett's neck wound to Booth proved fatal a few hours later. Condition is fine to very fine.


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