Chasing Lincoln's Killer by OMS 6th grade

  • Day 1

    Day 1
    Booth shot Lincoln with a Deringer. The bullet went into Lincoln's head in the left, on an angle and through the brain, and rested behind Lincoln's right eye. Edwin M. Stanton starts the search from the Peterson house this begins the biggest Man hunt in history. He sent a request to the Chief of Police in NYC to send down his best detectives.
  • Intro

    John Wilkes Booth, one of the most famed assassins and bounty hunters, was not known for what he thought of as a good deed, but for who he did it to. It was a 12 day, grueling manhunt. Today we dot what would have happened during this cruel time. This is it fellas, welcome to the greatest manhunt in history.
  • Day 1

    Day 1
    John Wilkes Booth had killed President Abraham Lincoln that night. John was acompanied by David Herold. The two of them had spent the night at Dr. Samuel Mudd's house due to John's broken leg.
  • Intro 6-3

    Intro     6-3
    John Wilkes Booth was one of the most wanted man in America in April of 1865. He made it hard for the people chasing him to find him and capture him. It was called the 12 day manhunt.
  • Intro

    As most of us know John W. Booth was the murderer of are beloved president Abraham Lincoln. This story is about how the Union chased Booth all throughout Maryland and Virgina. And so the story begins.
  • Day 1 6-1

    Day 1  6-1
    This was the day where Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. He was shot at a moment where everyone laughed so loudly that nobody would be able to hear the gun shot. The bullet went into the head and behind the eye.
  • Intro Brooke, Jackson, and Mason

    Intro Brooke, Jackson, and Mason
    John Wilkes Booth is one of the most known killers. He shoot our beloved president in 1865. This timline is recording the events happening during and after this event.
  • Period: to

    12 day Manhunt

  • Day 2

    Day 2
    Lincoln, laying in his death bed at the Peterson ouse across from Ford's Theatre. The time came and on the morning of April 15, 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was dead. Meanwhile, Booth and Herold were hiding in a pinethicken near the Maryland-Virginia border. Having te manhunt started, Booth knew he had to move quickly.
  • Day 2 6-1

    Day 2  6-1
    This was the day where the Manhunt started. Lincoln died inside a house in a room that was extremely full with doctors and visitors. Atzerodt abandoned his mission to kill Vice President Johnson.Booth ran out of town to wait for Herold who then rested.
  • Day 3

    Day 3
    Early in the day Booth and Herold went to Cox's house. Today was Black Easter for the people, but for Booth it was salvation. Booth and Herold hide in the pine thicket for 5 days, while Thomas A. Jones brought them food and newspapers.
  • Day 3

    Day 3
    Earlier this morning, Booth and Herold went to Cox's house where they got some food. Today was Black Sunday. Booth and Herold returned to the pinethicket and remained there.
  • Day 3 6-1

    Day 3  6-1
    This was the day that Booth and Herold travel to Cox's house to rest. It was Black Easter on that day and a special day for Booth. It was his day of salvation.
  • Day 4

    Day 4
    Powell, Surratt, Arnold, Michael, and Spangler got arrested. Soldiers are close but they don't know exactly where Booth and Herold are. Booth wrote in his journal about the day.
  • Day 4

    This was the most successful day of the 3 day manhunt. Old and new conspirators were arrested and never saw home again.
  • Day 4

    Day 4
    Most of Booth's acompanies Ed Spangler, Micheal O'Laughlin, John and Mary Suratt, Samuel Arnold and Lewis Powell arested, Booth and Herold remained hidden.
  • Day 4 6-1

    Day 4  6-1
    Powell, Surrat, and Spangler get arrested and Mudd gives report of spoting Booth and Herold.
  • Day 5 6-3

    Jones paid his third visit to Booth and Herold bringing food and newspapers. Booth was surprised to see nothing about him in the papaers. Meanwhile, acting on a stale tip, a Calvary officer decides to follow up on the strangers at Mudd's house. They investigate Mudd further with Mudd's cousin Charles Mudd.
  • Day 5

    Day 5
    This day could have been the sadest day ever. It was President Abraham Lincoln's funeral. Thousands, maybe ten thousand people came to see this historic event. While this was happening, Booth and Herold were still hiding in the pinethicket.
  • Day 5 6-1

    Day 5  6-1
  • Day 6

    Day 6
    Booth and Herold are hiding in the pine thicket behind the Jones farm. This is a very woodsy area, with a lots of great places to hide. Today is also Lincolns funeral, one of the most solemn days in Americas history.
  • Day 6 6-3

    Jones comes to Booth's aid by bringing more food and newspapers. This time Booth was in the paper but not in the way he wanted to be. Booth notices that he is getting no praise or glory but hatred and anger. Booth was not a good liberator.
  • Day 6 6-1

    Day 6 6-1
    Lincolns Funeral The day of Lincoln’s funeral. "It was very simple he was a man of simple taste." While Booth and Herold hid in the pine thicket behing Jone's farm.
  • Day 7

    Day 7
    Booth and Herold are still hiding in the Pine Thicket. Jones brought them the daily newspapers, and Booth was shocked at what they read. It said nothing on how he saved the south or became a liberator. Then at 10:35 Booth and Herold got aboard Thomas Jones's boat. Back in Washing Stanton has offered a $100,000 reward for Booth's arrest.
  • Day 7

    Day 7
    Soldiers planned a raid on George Atzerodt. They had found and arrested him. There was also a $100,000 reward for capturing Lincoln's killers. Booth was given a newspaper and was extremely shocked at what he saw. He expected to see himself as a hero and that he saved the South but the newspaper was saying how bad of a person he was.
  • Day 7 6-1

    Day 7 6-1
    On this day Atzerodt was arrested and confessed to helping Booth with his plan to kill Lincoln, Seward, and the vice president Andrew Johnson. There was a $100,000 reward for whoever finds Booth and Herold. While Booth was still hiding in the pine thicket he found out the world hated him for killing Lincoln .
  • Day 8

    Day 8
    Last night Booth and Herold made a terrible mistake. Instead of heading south into Maryland, they headed northeast and back into Maryland. Now they are staying for a day in a residents home, the Rollings. Back in Washington Lincolns funeral train is parading around the town.
  • 21 April 1865, day 8

    21 April 1865, day 8
    Union troops were all over the south trying to find Booth. Booth had been rowing his boat to Virginia. The funeral train from Lincoln's death had been moving South also.
  • Day 8 6-1

    Day 8 6-1
    Lincoln's funural train leaves. "Lincoln was a man of simple tastes." Booth and Herold start to go across the Potomac River. Dylan 6-1
  • Day 9

    Day 9
    Manhunters: After receiving anonymous tips Union troop were closing in on Booth and were so close to capture. Booth: Booth and Herold Still hiding in Thicket
  • Day 9

    Day 9
    Booth and Herold are still in Maryland. So they spent the night at a residents household. Back in Maryland the manhunters were questioning Thomas Jones, a man who sheltered and fed Booth and Herold the first few days after the asassination.
  • Day Nine 6-1

    Day Nine 6-1
    P. 151- B+H arrive in Virginia
    Southern Hospitality- P. 152-153
    P. 154- 156- Run into Confederate soldiers
    Man hunters are focused in Maryland
  • Day 10

    Day 10
    Union patrolls were in persuit and hot on Booth and Herolds trail when Booth and Herold just set foot on Virginia.
  • 23 Apr 1865, Day 10

    23 Apr 1865, Day 10
    Booth and herold sleep in and Booths leg starts to heal while the Manhunters are still looking for suspects.
  • Day 10

    Day 10
    In Maryland the calvery is patroling and searching throughtout the country side. Today the pair of Booth and Herold made it across the Potomac River and into Virginia, they are staying at a friends house for the night.
  • Day 11

    Day 11
    The Garrett's farmhouse is were Booth and Herold hide for two days and slept all day. Thery made plans when they were not sleeping, like what route to take to get to were they wanted to go.
  • Day Ten 6-1

    Day Ten 6-1
    P. 149- Friday April 21, After going South instead of North B+H arrive in Maryland. (P. 144- 150 all about April 20-21)
    Lincolns body was put in the train
  • April 25, 1865, Day 11

    April 25, 1865, Day 11
    The Garrett’s farmhouse is where Booth and Herold hid for two days and the manhunters were going to the Garrett’s farmhouse and Booth did not know. Booth planned to leave the next day because he slept all day on April 25.
  • April 25, 1865. Day 11

    April 25, 1865.  Day 11
    Booth and Harold went to the Garrett's farmhouse and hid from the manhunters, little did Booth know the manhunters were heading there. They slept all day and were running behind. Kyle Thompson
  • Closing in on booth

    This day, Booth is getting ready to leave Virginia when a troop of 29 Cavalry units flew passed. Booths stress alarms the Garretts to the point of suspision. They only allow him to sleep in a tobacco barn. He had no idea that he had walked into a trap. The Garretts lock them in using a metal bar that made no sound. Whille all this happened, Confederate Willie Jet was captured by the Cavalry at a hotel in Bryantown. Willie ultimately betrayed Booth by revealing his location at the Garretts.
  • Day 11

    Day 11
    Right now Booth and herold are at the gerretts farm. But when Both and herold act suspicous eyebrows start to raise. With this factor the Garretts only alowed them to sleep in the tobaco barn. Booth walked straight into a trap. They were locked into the barn and would soon come th their fate.
  • Day 12

    Day 12
    John Wilkes Booth has been warned by confederate soldiers that are helping him on his way to the south. Thier Warning was that the cavalry is coming and that they need to hide or leave. Soon after, the 27th cavalry rides by the Garrett's farm to Greentown to capture the confederates. Later the family is very scared of John and forced them to sleep in the tobacco barn. Later the cavalry comes and surrounds the barn. Eventually John is shot and paralyzed, dying soon after.
  • Day 12

    Day 12
    April 26, 1865 John Wilks Booth woke up in the Garrets tobacco barn and found out that he was locked in the barn with Herold. The mahunters have found booths location and surrounded the barn. Heorld surrendered immetly and booth siad he would never surrender . Booth was ready to defend himself and fight. Then one of the men put his gun through the door and shot booth while he was not ready. He died soon after.

    Jack Hines
  • Conclusion

    Did Booth acomplish his goal? Booth did but didn't acomplish his goal. He did because he assasignated the president. He didn't because his accomplices didn't assasignate the vice president.
    Kiah, Jack, and Kyle
  • End

    Booth is now dead and all of his accomplises are being sentenced to death. Thoughout this book we have learn much more about Booth and about the asasination of Abraham Lincoln. This book was very interesting because of all the primary sources you could find like wrong dates. Over all this book was so interesting and factual.
  • The Final Act 6-1

    The Final Act 6-1
    Once the sound of horses racing to the farm reached Johns ears, he tried to get out. But when David tried to open the door, it wouldn't budge. Booth reliezed he had walked into a booby trap. The horses stopped, but talking was heard. The hooves came closer until they surrounded the barn. Booth challenged the cavalry into a duel with guns. Herold went out after surrendering without a fight. The soldiers ordered the barn to be burned down after trying to talk Booth out.
  • Joining the dead. 6-1

    Joining the dead.  6-1
    Once the barn was 1/4 engulfed, one of the soldiers took aim at the exposed booth and fire one shot and fired right throught the neck. John colapsed and was taken to the porch of the house and there the daunt, evil John Wilkes Booth died in the arms of soldiers who finally struck down the devils general of death.