Civil War Events by Person - John Booth


Listing of all day-by-day events of the American Civil War related to the state of John Booth.

There are a total of (6) Civil War Events by Person - John Booth events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.
March 17, 1865

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Actor John Wilkes Booth abandons his plans to kidnap the President of the United States when it is learned that Lincoln will not be visiting Campbell Hospital (Washington, D.C.) as originally planned. Booth was present at Lincoln's Second Inauguration.



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April 14, 1865

On this date (Good Friday), President Lincoln is shot by actor John Wilkes Booth during the play "Our American Cousin" at the Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Other targets of the attack are Andrew Johnson and William H. Seward.



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April 14, 1865

In the same attack that would claim the life of President Lincoln, Secretary of State William Seward is stabbed but survives.



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April 26, 1865

After a lengthy manhunt for President Lincoln's killer, John Wilkes Booth is surrounded in a barn on rural Virginia farm (Port Royal). The barn is set ablaze and Booth is fatally shot.



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April 27, 1865

USS Montauk delivers the body of assassin John Wilkes Booth to Washington, D.C.



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May 10, 1865

Co-conspirators involved in the assassination of President Lincoln on put on trial.



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