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The Lincoln Lectures — The Lincoln Assassination Conspirators: Their Confinement and Execution ...

On May 1, 1865, two weeks after Abraham Lincolns assassination, President Andrew Johnson appointed John Frederick Hartranft to command the Washington Arsenal military prison, which housed the eight civilians accused of complicity in the shooting. Hartranft was responsible for the most notorious prisoners in American history and kept a meticulous official account of his duties. Join editors Harold Holzer and Edward Steers, Jr., as they discuss this National Archives record for the first time and provide a behind the scenes glimpse of the assassinations aftermath. A book signing will follow the program. This program is presented in partnership with the National Archives regional archives in Philadelphia and the Foundation for the National Archives. Its full title reads: "The Lincoln Assassination Conspirators: Their Confinement and Execution, as Recorded in the Letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft"To see the latest expert lecture, book signing or rare film screening, check our calendar at http://www.archives.gov/calendar/. You can also watch events you've missed on our YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/LZJ2Jx.
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