Union soldier (1832-1894) who shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Ink signature, "Boston Corbett, Sergt Co. L. 16th N. Y., Cavalry,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.25 sheet. In very good to fine condition, with some light soiling, and a small semicircular tear above Corbett's last name. An impressively crisp signature and the first Corbett we've offered in nearly four years.
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