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Two reminiscences of Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The first was written by a fellow Union soldier, Edward Kirk, who was in the 12th New York Militia under Colonel Daniel Butterfield. Boston Corbett enlisted in Company I of the 12th Regiment in April 1861. Kirk recalls Corbett's stature and appearance, as well as his "peculiarities". The second reminiscence was written by Helen DeFord Bush. She recalls that Boston Corbett hid in her father's barn following his escape from the insane asylum in Topeka, Kansas.
Date: Between 1900 and 1972
Item Number: 307437
Call Number: Boston Corbett Coll. #318, Box 2, Folder 23
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 307437
Collections - Manuscript - Corbett, Boston
Date - 1900s
Date - 1970s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Correspondence
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Reminiscence
People - Notable Kansans - Corbett, Boston, b. 1832
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Reminiscences and Memoirs