Chasing Abraham Lincoln' s killer

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    Lincoln's burial

    Lincoln's funeral services began shortly after noon in the white house east room. Booth and Herold are still in the Pine Thicket.
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    Pine Thickets

    The next morning Booth and Herold ate and read the news paper to see how the country is reacting to the news. A confederate agent comes and tells them they must wait longer to cross the river into Virginia because moving would be dangerous.
  • Booths plan

    Booths plan
    On March 17 ,1865, booth gathered an angry group of men to perform an assignation, an assignation of president Abraham Lincoln. Lewis Powell, David Herold, Micheal Olauglin , John Suratt, Edmin Spangler, Samuel Arnold George Atzerodt, and Mary Surrat played a part in John Wilkins Booth's plan
  • Abrahams assassination

    Abrahams assassination
    Booth slipped into the theater at 9:00. Secretary of state William Seward was there. Booth remembered that if he missed he would be in great danger, so booth grabbed his knife. Booth crept behind Lincoln and shot. Abraham sunk into his chair, he was shot in his head but yet still alive. Seward saw Booth and grabbed him. Booth stabbed him in the arm and dropped him. Booth injured his ankle as he landed on the stage and fled the scene.
  • Lincoln is gone

    Lincoln is gone
    The next morning Lincoln sat in a bed with several different doctors in front of him. At 7:22 Lincoln was gone.
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    Booths first stop

    Booth and Herold were tired. They were in Maryland. They woke the household of the Mudd house. Samuel Mudd answered their knock. when Mudd saw the injury Booth had he immediately invited them in.
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    Booth's next stop

    Booth's next stop was Rich Hill. they stay stay with a man named Cox who soon thinks they should leave after realizing his own danger. He sends them to a place called Pine Thickets. The next morning would be
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    24 Hours Later

    The confederate agent comes back and brings the men food and tell them to get rid of their horses because they were to loud. Herold takes the horses to a nearby place and shoots them.
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    Dusk

    At dusk the confederate agent comes back to the campsite. The men walked three and a half miles to the Potomac River. They are aiming for Virginia.
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    Indiantown

    When they arrived at shore, Booth and Herold walked to "Indiantown" a farm owned by Herold's friend Peregrine Davis.
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    Fugitives

    Davis' son in law Jhon Hughes feeds the fugitives but does not allow them to hide there. Annoyed, they go back and wait for darkness to try and cross into Virginia.
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    Night settles

    As night settles they do not go anywhere. They stay asleep until the sun awakens them. The reason they stayed through the night is unknown
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    Rowing for hours

    Well rested they again wait for darkness. They cross into the path of a union gunboat. Luckily it does not see them. They row for hours in the cold.
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    Gambok Creek

    They arrived in Gambok Creek in the early morning.
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    Mrs. Queensberry

    Mrs. Queensberry has been expecting Booth and Herold. She sends for Thomas, a confederate agent. And they all go to Dr. Richard Stewards house in Cleydael.
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    8:00 P.M.

    They arrived around 8:00 and eat and drink but Steward will not treat Booth. He sends them to the home of a free african american couple, William Lucas and his wife.
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    Midnight

    Around 12:00 A.M. they arrived to the Lucas cabin. They were angry because they were again denied proper treatment. They force Lucas and his wife from their home with a knife.
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    The next morning

    Lucas' son will drive them to Port Charles where they meet with Confederate Soldier William Jett.
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    The Peyton house

    Willam Jett takes them to the Payton house a few miles down the road where two unmarried women lived. They could not allow them to stay because it would be inappropriate.
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    Richard Garrett's farm

    A little over three miles away was the Garrett's farm. Booth tells the family that he is a wounded solider in need of shelter. They agree to give Booth a real bed. Herold goes into town and doesn't return until the next day.
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    Tuesday, April 25

    Booth sleeps late the next morning the Garrett's are suspicious and again asks questions. Booth maintains his story.
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    Herold returns

    When Herold returns ,Booth tells him they should stay another night. Herold does not agree, but Booth says they are staying. they are not allowed to sleep in the house but are allowed to sleep in the barn.
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    Later that night

    Booth and Herold try to rest in the barn, but do not get much sleep.
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    2:30 A.M.

    The New York Calvery surrounds the barn. David Herold surrenders but Booth does not. The Garrett family does not get in the cavalry's way but they probably did not turn them in.
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    The ending

    Booth is smoked out after the Calvalry sets the barn on fire. Booth is shot in the neck trying to escape and dies less than five hours later at 7:15 A.M. David Herold would later be hung.
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    Lincoln's burial

    The president's body was placed in a temporary coffin, drafted with a flag, and escorted by the army calvary to the white house. they buried Lincoln at the Oak Cemetery in capital township IL. It was the end of Lincoln.