John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth (1838 - 1865)

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John Wilkes Booth
Born in Bel Air, Harford Co, Maryland, U.Smap
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Died in Port Royal, Caroline Co, Virginia,
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Categories: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland | Lincoln Assassination Plot | Actors | Murderers | Notables.

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John Wilkes Booth

A member of a famous acting family, and a fierce partisan of the Confederacy, John Wilkes Booth achieved even greater infamy for assassinating US President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.

Booth was the subject of a 12-day manhunt through Maryland and Virginia after he shot Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre. Union cavalry pursued him to the Garrett farm, burned down the barn to flush Booth out, then, as he rushed out, killed him with a bullet to the neck.


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Booth, Drew & Barrymore Theater Families
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On 11 Mar 2014 at 15:26 GMT Nicholas Proctor wrote:

John's mother is Mary Ann Holmes

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