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    Captain Edward P. Doherty Autograph Inscription Signed "Edward P. Doherty / Grand Marshal GAR" on verso of a cabinet card photograph showing him standing and facing Sgt. Boston Corbett, the killer of Booth, both in uniform; New York, 30 May 1895. Doherty presents the photo to an unnamed "friend and comrade and asst. A[djutant] General, on my staff" (of the Grand Army of the Republic), noting: "This copy of a photograph of myself and Boston Corbett was taken in Washington on . . . 27 . . . April 1865 a few hours after I delivered the body of John Wilkes Booth and the prisoner David E. Herold, two of the assassins of Abram [sic] Lincoln . . . on board the iron clad Montauk at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C." Shaved at foot, taking a good deal of Doherty's handwritten rank. As Captain of the 16th New York Cavalry, Doherty had led the detachment which cornered John Wilkes Booth and Davy Herold on the Virginia farm of Richard Garrett. Although Herold surrendered, one of Doherty's men, Sgt. Boston Corbett, fatally wounded Booth with a pistol shot. Fine.

    : Steven S. Raab, Ardmore, PA, 1996.

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