Hartranft, John F., 1830-1889

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On April 28, 1865 Major General John F. Hartranft was appointed military governor of the military prison at the U.S. Arsenal, Washington, D.C., and commander of the troops assembled for its defense. He was responsible for the incarceraton, treatment and eventual execution of the prisoners who were found guilty in the conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, General Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of State William H. Seward.

From the description of Hartranft, John F., 1830-1889 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10575039

American soldier; governor of Pennsylvania.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Norristown, to William W. Belknap, [18]72 Sept. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270502909

From the description of Letter signed : "Custom House," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Gen. J.A. Garfield, 1881 Mar. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270510124

Army officer and governor of Pennsylvania. Full name: John Frederick Hartranft.

From the description of Receipt of John F. Hartranft, 1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450792

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Pennsylvania Governors correspondence, 1778-1904. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Records of U.S. Army Continental Commands. 1817 - 1947. Letter Book of the Military Governor
creatorOf Hartranft, John F., 1830-1889. Receipt of John F. Hartranft, 1874. Library of Congress
creatorOf Hartranft, John Frederick, 1830-1889. Letter signed : "Custom House," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Gen. J.A. Garfield, 1881 Mar. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dechert, Robert, 1895-1975. Family papers, 1798-1975. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
creatorOf Records of U.S. Army Continental Commands. 1817 - 1947. Correspondence of the Military Governor
creatorOf Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Gen. John F. Hartranft, 1880 Jun. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hartranft, John F., 1830-1889,. Erie Railway, Jefferson Branch strike correspondence, 1877. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Andrews, D. E., stove dealer. [Collection of business papers relating to boating and maritime commerce in the United States.]. Library Company of Philadelphia
referencedIn McAllister, John A. (John Allister), 1822-1896. American Political Ephemera, 1835-1884 (inclusive). Porterville Public Library
creatorOf Hartranft, John Frederick, 1830-1889. Autograph letter signed : Norristown, to William W. Belknap, [18]72 Sept. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Pennsylvania
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Army officers
Governors--Pennsylvania
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Birth 1830-12-16

Death 1889-10-17

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