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Wilson, James Harrison (1837-1925) [Lincoln assassination reward]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04527 Author/Creator: Wilson, James Harrison (1837-1925) Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadsides Date: 9 May 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Reprinting the orders of Gen. James H. Wilson seeking the arrest of Jefferson Davis, Clement Clay, Jacob Thompson, George N. Saunders, Beverly Tucker and William C. Cleary. Lists the rewards for the capture of each person as follows: Davis, Clay, and Thompson, $100,000 each, Saunders and Tucker, $25,000, and Cleary, $10,000.

People: Wilson, James Harrison, 1837-1925.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Clay, Clement, fl. 1864-1865.
Thompson, Jacob, fl. 1864-1865.
Saunders, George N., fl. 1864-1865.
Tucker, Beverly, fl. 1864-1865.
Cleary, William C., fl. 1864-1865.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Assassinations, Civil War, Military History, Confederate States of America, Confederate General or Leader, Lincoln Assassination, Government and Civics, Death, President

Sub Era: The American Civil War