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Runkel, William

(fl.1870-95)

Veteran of the Civil War and member of the GAR. He claimed participation in the capture of Booth conspirator George Atzerodt, since he transcribed the prisoner’s interrogation.

Employed in the printing business. Editor of the Norristown Independent after June 14, 1866.

Employee of the United States Mint. Author of The United States Mint in 1870.

On the evening of Jume 10, 1895, Runkel confronted A. Loudon Snowden and struck him with a cane.


 



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    The United States Mint: A Brief History of the Institution 1870

    The United States Mint: A Brief History of the Institution

    Visitors guide to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, presenting an overview of the coining process and Mint operation. Includes exchange rate tables for foreign gold and silver coins.

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