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    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.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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