Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Captain Edward P. Doherty, Leader of the Detachment that Cornered and Killed John Wilkes Booth, Signed Photo. Vignetted head-shot photo (a later copy of a wartime image) on cabinet card, no photographer's markings; signed underneath the print, on the mount, "Edward P. Doherty / Captain 16th N.Y. Vol. Cavalry". On the verso is an Autograph Inscription Signed dating the image to "April 28th 1865 . . . the day after I brought the body of J. Wilkes Booth and the prisoner Herold, two of assassins of A. Lincoln to Washington, D.C." This statement he has signed more fully, as "Edward P. Doherty, / Capt. 16th N.Y. Cav. / Captor of Booth & Herold." Toned; fine.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 635

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 August 18 Americana & Political - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 April 18 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 April 18 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,011,424