Undated lecture notes written and delivered by Luther Byron Baker regarding his experience in the pursuit, capture, and death of assassin John Wilkes Booth.
Military Service Note
Enlisted for the Civil War in October 1862 in a company of Calvary which was intended to form a part of the Sixth Iowa Calvary. However, in November, at the invitation of his cousin, Lafayette C. Baker, Chief of the Secret Service in Washington, he resigned and reported to Washington, becoming a part of the Secret Service. In June 1863, he became Quartermaster of the First District of Columbia Calvary with the rank of Lieutenant. In February 1864 the First District of Columbia Calvary became a part of the Army of the James in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina under General B.F. Butler, and at this time Lieutenant Baker assumed the additional responsibilities of the ordnance and commissary departments.