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John Wilkes Booth was an American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C.
He was 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.
Booth was buried with the ashes of his brothers at Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland.
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