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Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Transcript of Chasing Lincoln's Killer
John Wilkes Booth planned the assassination of Lincoln, Seward and Johnson.
Lincoln will be attending Fords Theatre for the American Cousin.
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Powell went to Seward's house and entered to deliver a package.(fake)
Powell then attacked the servant and Seward by stabbing him in the cheek.
Booth is now riding a horse trying to cross the bridge.
Mary, Rathbone, and a Doctor are trying to make Lincoln breathe and make him stay alive.
Doctors carry Lincoln to a nearby house and check for stab wounds.
Stanton is trying to start the manhunt while the doctors are trying to save Lincoln.
Lincoln dies on April 15, 1865 at 7:22 A.M.
After Lincoln's death they wrapped his body in an American Flag and carried the coffin to the White House
Booth and Herold went to captain Cox's house.
He said that Booth and Herold would hide in the pine thicket.
Booth went into he president's box and shot Lincoln in the back of the head.
Booth is now on the stage of Fords Theatre saying "the South is avenged".
Powell was arrested by the officials.
Many other people were arrested because they could of been an accomplice.
Atzerodt was arrested by officials.
A reward poster was printed that rewarded $100,000 dollars to whoever found the assassin of president Lincoln.
Booth and Herold are traveling in a boat to Virginia but end up back in Maryland.
Jones was then arrested and imprisoned.
Booth and Herold finally land in Virginia and are greeted by Elizabeth Quesenberry.
Booth is then trapped in the Garrets barn and was shot in the neck and ends up dieing.
Booth's body was then wrapped in a cloth for transport.
Conger rode ahead of the body to be the first to tell Stanton.
Many people were given part of the reward (they included: Conger$15000, Doherty $5250, Baker $3750, Luther $3000,Boston Corbett $1653, Wells and other interrogators received $500 to $1000).
Mary Surratt, David Herold, George Atzerodt, and Lewis Powell were hanged.
Spangler , O'Laughlen, Arnold, and Mudd received prison sentences.
In 1869 the body of Booth was given to the brother of booth.
Across from Ford's Theatre is a memorial for Lincoln.