John Wilkes Booth Killed, 1865
The New York Herald reported that John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln's assassin, was killed in Fort Royal, Va., 12 days after fleeing Washington, D.C. The news spread via telegraph and was often published in "extras" such as this one.
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'New York Herald,' April 27, 1865
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