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NH 51959 "Post-mortem Examination of Booth's Body on board the Monitor 'Montauk'."

Photo #: NH 51959  "Post-mortem Examination of Booth's Body on board the Monitor 'Montauk'."
Title: "Post-mortem Examination of Booth's Body on board the Monitor 'Montauk'."
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Description: Photo #: NH 51959 Post-mortem Examination of Booth's Body on board the Monitor 'Montauk'. Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly, 13 May 1865, depicting the scene on board USS Montauk, off the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., on 27 April 1865, as Union officers examined the body of John Wilkes Booth. Booth had assassinated President Abraham Lincoln on 14 April 1865. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 51959
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