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Chasing Lincoln's Killer

  • Lincoln gives a speech about slaves being able to vote

    Lincoln gives a speech about slaves being able to vote
    On page 8 of Chasing Lincoln Killer by James Swanson Lincoln is giving a speech on how slaves should be able to vote. This leads to booths death by him planing to kill Lincoln by stating,"That is the last speech he will ever give." this leads to Booth's death by him planning to kill Lincoln, starting the whole thing.
  • Booth finds out that Lincolns coming to Fords Theater

    Booth finds out that Lincolns coming to Fords Theater
    On page 10 of Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson, Booth finds out Lincolns coming to the theater by going to pick up the mail at fords theater, and there was another mail sent by the first Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, by a messenger telling the theater that the "president was coming to thee theater tonight." That leads to Booths death by starting to plan more on how hes going to kill Lincoln.
  • Booth makes final arrangements

    Booth makes final arrangements
    On page 16 of Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson, Booth makes his finale arrangements at some point that afternoon. there were two types of preparation: Practical and mental. Booth chose a .44 caliber, single shot, muzzle loading pistol. This leads to booths death by making the plans to kill Lincoln certain.
  • Lincoln is assassinated

    Lincoln is assassinated
    On page 41 of Chasing Lincoln Killer by James Swanson Lincoln is shot we know this by the phrases,"The bullet struck him in the head, on the lower left side, just below the ear.", "penetrated the skull, and because of the angle of Lincoln's head at the moment of impact, made a diagonal tunnel through Lincolns brain.", "The ball came to rest in Lincoln's brain, behind his right eye." And also because of the picture on page 40. This leads to Booths death by him shooting the president.
  • Lewis Powel tries to kill Fredrick Steward

    Lewis Powel tries to kill Fredrick Steward
    On page 53 of Chasing Lincoln Killer by James Swanson Lewis Powell tries to kill Frederick Steward, but the gun didn't go off. we know this by the phrase "Steward had no time to move - he knew he was dead. Then he heard . . .a metallic click. Misfire! The gun had not fired off its round! Frederick was still alive" This leads to booths death by Powell's gun not going off, and Powell being Booths accomplish. Them being able to identify Powell leads to Booth's death.
  • Booth starts to escape the theater

    Booth starts to escape the theater
    On page 60 of Chasing Lincolns Killer by James Swanson Booth starts to escape the theater as hes being chased by Joseph Steward,"long legged at six foot five" who was the only one who got up and chased Booth. If Booth had tripped just once or steward had caught up to him or Ned Spangler or John Peanut wasn't there the whole thing would be over right there at the theater. his leads to Booths Death by him Leaving the theater and being a free man for now until soon caught at the tobacco farm.
  • Booth gets close to the safehouse

    Booth gets close to the safehouse
    On page 78 of Chasing Lincolns Killer by James Swanson Booth and David Herald are getting close to the safe house,"They didn't expect any trouble along the road. They did not meet any solders as they rode toward Suratt's tavern. If they did, there was no danger because they were riding ahead of the news of the assassination." This lead to booths death by escaping the theater and following the path which leads to him dying.
  • Booth was identified

    Booth was identified
    On page 89 of Chasing Lincolns Killer by James Swanson Booth is identified as John Wilkes Booth, as many witnesses swore it was Booth who has shot the president.,"Stanton had witnesses from fords theatre brought before him. One witness after another swore it was Booth, John Wilkes Booth, who had shot the president."This leads to Booths death by them knowing who shot the president so they can capture the right person who kill Abraham Lincoln, and his partners.
  • Abraham Lincoln Dies

    Abraham Lincoln Dies
    On page 103 of Chasing Lincolns Killer by James Swanson Abraham Lincoln dies at seven twenty-two and ten seconds. We know this by the telegram that Stanton wrote."It was a telegram that would transmit the sad news to the nation."
    "Washington City, April 15, 1865
    Major General Dix,
    New York:
    Abraham Lincoln died this morning at 22 minutes after 7 o'clock.
    Edwin M Stanton"
    This lead to booth death by him killing the president.
  • Booth trying to cross the river

    Booth trying to cross the river
    On page 129 of Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson booth and herald are trying to cross the river. Right now they were vulnerable and alone,"And if Thomas Jones abandoned them, how would they find a way to cross the river?",If Jones didn't show up they would have to come up with a new way to cross the river. This leads to booths death by him being able to cross he river so he can eventually end up dying in the tobacco barn.
  • Lewis Powel was caught

    Lewis Powel was caught
    On page 133 of Chasing Lincolns Killer by James Swanson Lewis Powell was caught and surrendered without a fight. it says "Powell glared at the solders. he could swing that ax quicker that they could draw their pistols. it was his move. Then surprisingly, meekly, without protest, he surrendered without a fight." This leads to booths death by Powell getting caught and Booth having one less conspirator with him.
  • Booth and herald crossing the river

    Booth and herald crossing the river
    On page 148 of Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson booth and herald are crossing the river into Virginia. we k now this by these sentences. "in a few hours, Booth and Herald would reach Virginia, far from the reach of Colonel Wells, his detectives, and lieutenant Dana and the Calvary." So Booth and Herald are not far from Virginia. This leads to booths death by him crossing the border to for Virginia. The tobacco barn which he dies in is in Virginia.
  • Met Confederate Solders

    Met Confederate Solders
    On page 154 of Chasing Lincolns Killer by James Swanson Booth and Herald meet confederate solders, and they know who booth is we know this by these," Booth and Herald tensed for action. An encounter with the solders was inevitable." So there was no way to avoid the solders, and we also know because of this phrase too."Willie Jet, reacted skeptically to Heralds story. He asked a simple question: "Who are you?" This leads to booths death because then they know that booth is close.
  • Booth and Herald head to the tobacco farm

    Booth and Herald head to the tobacco farm
    On page 163 in Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson Booth and Herald head for the tobacco farm we know this by the phrase,"Booth and Herald headed for the tobacco barn, which stood a hundred or so feet from the main house." This leads to booths death because this the barn that he later dies in.
  • The solders find Booth at the tobacco farm

    The solders find Booth at the tobacco farm
    On page 166 in Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson the soldiers find booth we know this by, "John Garrett urged Booth, still hidden in the dark, to give himself up. Like a ghostly vision, John Wilkes Booth's pale, haunting face emerged from the darkness as his voice exploded: "Damn you! You betrayed me!" Garrett wanted booth to get out of there but booth didn't want to and told Garret pretty much to go away. This leads to booths death by him not getting out of the barn and surrendering.
  • Death of John Wilkes Booth

    Death of John Wilkes Booth
    On page 177 in Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson John Wilkes Booth dies He is shot in the neck by Corbett who put his gun between the wood on the barn and shot him,"for the first time in his life,the great actor was lost for words. the bullet passed through his neck and spinal column disabling his speech. Booth suffered extreme pain when he moved begging the soldiers to kill him. Now booth was dead and that's the end of Lincolns assassination.