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Military documents belonging to Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth following President Lincoln's assassination. Corbett enlisted as a Union soldier in New York during the Civil War. These documents include Corbett's promotion to sergeant following five months spent at Andersonville Prison in 1864. Also included is a subpoena for the trial of Henry Wirz, commander of the Andersonville Prison, who was later executed for conspiracy and murder, and a subpeona for the trial of David E. Herold, an accomplice of John Wilkes Booth, who was also later executed. Copies of muster rolls for Company I of the 12th New York State Militia and Company L of the 16th Regiment of the New York Cavalry were included with the documents.

Date: 1861-1865

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Item Number: 307449
Call Number: Boston Corbett Coll. #318, Box 2, Folder 28
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 307449

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