John Wilkes Booth held a plan that he was going to kidnap Lincoln during his journey. He thought that Lincoln was going to be traveling through a certain route at a time, but someone found out about this and had Lincoln disguised and traveling at a different time.
End of Civil War
The Civil War ended with the North winning. This left Southerners very unhappy with Lincoln, too.
Arrival at the Theater
Mr. and Mrs. Abrahm Lincoln, Major Rathbone, and his fiancée Clara Harris arrive at the theater around 8:30 pm.
John Wilkes Booth entered the theater around 9:00 pm to check on the play and hear what scene they were in. Doing this, he found out how much time he had left before the play would be over. He found out that he had about an hour left. Afterwards, he left the theater and went to have himself a drink across the street.
The First Shot
Booth shot Lincoln at 10:13 pm.
Assassination of Secretary of State Seward
At around 10:00 Powell dressed as a messenger and arrived at the Seward mansion trying to trick the residents into thinking he has to deliver a medication to Seward. He eventually just goes crazy and starts slashing people.
Herold Abandoned Powell
While Powell was in the mansion attacking, a girl screamed out the window trying to get someones attention for help, so Herold ran away on his horse leaving Powell there by himself not knowing how to get home.
After Lincoln was assassinated, people were running all around the streets yelling that both Lincoln and Seward were killed which wasn't true. Seward didn't even die and Lincoln wasn't dead yet.
News was Spread
News soon started spreading around the streets of the attempt of murder towards Secretary of State Seward and the murder of President Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln was transferred into a boardinghouse from the theater because if they drove to the White House, he'd instantly die from all of the bumps and things in the road.
John Wilkes Booth held a meeting with his fellow conspirators at 8:00 pm. They decided who was going to kill President Abraham Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State Seward.
Four Days in the Pine Thicket
Booth and Herold spent four days, April 16-20, hiding from the manhunters in a pine thicket.
Lewis Powell was Caught
Lewis Powell, Seward's attacker, went to a boardinghouse and was soon found and caught.
The most solemn day in history, President Abraham Lincoln's funeral.
George Atzerodt was caught and arrested.
David Herold Surrendered
Late at night on April 25, David Herold surrendered to the officers. He did this because he thought nothing would really happen to him since he didn't do anything anyways, but that ended up not being the case.
Booth was Caught
On April 25, the manhunters found Booth and Herold in a tobacco barn where the Garrett's had locked them because they didn't want them to steal their horses.
In the early, early morning around 12:30, Booth decided that he'd rather get shot right there and killed then go back and go to court.
Eventually, Boston Corbett, shot Booth. People were a little upset, because they didn't want him dead, they wanted to bring him back to Stanton as sort of a prize.
Execution of Conspirators
On July 7, Mary Surratt, David Herold, Geroge Atzerodt, and Lewis Powell hung to their deaths.