John O. Webster letter

John O. Webster letter

Dates: 1865

Photocopy of holograph letter written to "Jerome" and dated 16 April 1865. Webster tells about standing "picket;" the weather in Virginia; rumors relating to the assassination of President Lincoln; actions taken by his command to apprehend Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth; and reports relating to the disintegration of Confederate resistance during the last weeks of the Civil War.

  • Extent: 4 p.
  • Creator: Webster, John O.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1090
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John O. Webster letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1090; John O. Webster letter; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1090, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1978.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1978.
Subject Terms
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination; Correspondence; Material Types; Soldiers--Virginia--History--Sources; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Virginia--Sources.
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Webster (John O.) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Patsy Shin Hernandez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T16:38-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Soldier in the Union Army stationed at "Fort Oronrk, Va."

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts