The Lincoln Assassination - The Rewards Files

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After the trial of the conspirators was over, the Govt. called for claims to the rewards. Many of the Detectives, Soldiers and citizens involved wrote detailed descriptions and sometimes submitted original reports to support their claims.

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When the trial of the Conspirators was over, the U.S. Government called for all applicants for the rewards offerred. These included rewards for the capture of Jefferson Davis. When submitting their claims, many of the applicants included original reports, statements and confessions that were not included in other files. This book contains the edited transcripts of all applicants. They are found on the National Archives File M619 Reels 455-458. With this book and "The Lincoln Assassination - The Evidence" (Edwards, Steers -Univ. of Illinois Press), and "The Lincoln Assassination - The Court Transcipts" (Edwards - Google E-Books) Researchers now have access to the three largest government files specifically concerning the Lincoln Assassination. 


Official Documents Relating to the Investigation
Report of Provost Marshal of 1st District of Illinois Chicago
Transcriptions Pertaining to the overall investigation

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William Edwards co-edited "The Lincoln Assassination: The Evidence" (a transcription of reels 1 -7 of NARA M599, with Edward Steers jr.. He also produced "The Lincoln Assassination -The Trial" which is a transcription of reels 8-15 of NARA M599

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