Corbett, Boston, 1832-

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1832
Death 1894

Biographical notes:

Soldier; wounded John Wilkes Booth at Lincoln's assassination.

From the description of Boston Corbett signature, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449921

Boston Corbett was born as Thomas H. Corbett at London, United Kingdom, in 1832. He came to America with his parents in 1839 and settled in Troy, New York. Boston was apprenticed as a hatter in Connecticut. His wife died during childbirth in 1855. Boston changed his name after attending a Methodist revival in Boston.

From the description of Boston Corbett papers collection [microform], 1855-1972 bulk (1866-1877). (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 49360838

Corbett was the New York cavalryman who fatally shot John Wilkes Booth on April 26, 1865.

From the description of Signature, 1800s. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 86077028

From the description of Papers, May 11, 1865; n.d. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 434841892

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Subjects:

  • Insanity (Law)
  • American letters--History--19th century
  • Hat trade
  • Methodist Church--Clergy
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Mental illness

Occupations:

  • Soldiers

Places:

  • Cloud County (Kan.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Concordia (Kan.) (as recorded)
  • Kansas (as recorded)
  • Neodesha (Kan.) (as recorded)