April 27, 1865: Gideon Welles telegram to Foxhall A. Parker


Sent 3 PM

Navy Department

Washington, D.C. April 27 1865

Com. F.A. Parker U.S.A

Comdr. Potomac Flotilla

St Inogoes

Gen. Hancock will have orders to parole the men. You need not trouble them. They are not to cross into Maryland. Booth was killed and captured with Harold yesterday three miles south west of Port Royal Virginia.

Gideon Welles

Citation: Gideon Welles (1802-1878), telegram to Foxhall A. Parker. Washington, D.C.; 27 April 1865. AMs 476/19

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