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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) [Albumen of Michael O'Laughlin]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07738.09 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photographs Date: 27 April 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Inscribed on verso: : Michael O'Laughlin Conspirator. Imprisoned for life. Died of yellow fever Sept. 23, 1867 at 7 a.m." Photograph shows O'Laughlin in wrist irons, wearing a dark jacket, vest, tie, and hat. He is facing right and is imprisoned aboard the U.S.S. Saugus.

People: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882.
O'Laughlin, Michael, d. 1867.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Lincoln Assassination, Assassinations, Prisoner, Yellow Fever, Epidemic, Health and Medical, Death

Sub Era: The American Civil War