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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

May 02, 1865

Confederate Officials Ordered Arrested on Suspicion of Assassination Plot

Secretary of War Edwin Stanton issued a Proclamation of Rewards for Arrest of Sundry Confederates on suspicion of being involved in the conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln and various members of his cabinet. The reward for Confederate President Jefferson Davis (who was not involved in the conspiracy) was $100,000.