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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) [Albumen of Samuel Arnold]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07738.02 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: "Samuel Arnold. Conspirator. Imprisoned for life at Ft. Jefferson Fla. (Dry Tortuges) Pardoned by President Johnson. Released March 21, 1869." Photograph shows Arnold wearing a dark coat, vest, and tie; facing slightly to the right. Arnold is imprisoned aboard the U.S.S. Saugus.

People: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Arnold, Samuel, 1834-1906.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Lincoln Assassination, Assassinations, Prisoner, Pardon, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The American Civil War