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  John Wilkes Booth@Everything2.com
Booth was a some what popular Shakespearean actor, and an ex- confederate soldier who had very strong political views about the South which eventually drove him to drastic measures.
John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in a log cabin in rural Maryland.
John Wilkes Booth was cornered by the Union Soldiers in a Virginia at tobacco barn.
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 A History of John Wilkes Booth
However, J. Wilkes Booth (as he was known professionally) led a very prominent life as an actor in the years preceding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in a log house.
Booth was frequently seen in the company of many women, and in one passage author Samples wrote that Booth often "lounged" in the arms of Ellen Starr, who was in Washington at the time of the Lincoln assassination.
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 John Wilkes Booth Summary
John Wilkes Booth was born in Maryland in 1838.
Booth's family was from Maryland, a border state which remained loyal to the Union during the war despite a slaveholding population that was strongly sympathetic to the Southern cause.
Booth's body was taken to the ironclad USS Montauk at the Washington Navy Yard for identification and an autopsy.
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 John Wilkes Booth
Barely alive, Booth was taken to the porch of the Garrett farmhouse where his bleeding head rested on a pillow in the lap of Lucinda Holloway, a spinster relative of the Garretts.
One of Booth's nieces once told a news service that there were stories in the family of her uncle's survival after the assassination, one of which told of Booth meeting his mother in San Francisco in 1866 in which he told her how he escaped.
Booth's granddaughter, lzola Forrester, wrote a book about her famous ancestor, 'This One Mad Act." In it, she proclaimed that older residents in a certain area of the Telegraph Hill section of San Francisco shunned a "badly dilapidating" house they considered to be haunted by the spirit of Booth.
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 Fingerson on John Wilkes Booth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
By 1865, Booth was a well-known figure in the theatre circles and to theatre-going audiences in and about Washington, but world-wide recognition did not come his way until after his tragic role in the shooting of Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on the evening of April 14, 1865.
Wilkes Booth, the Assassinator of President Lincoln, a novel, however, is probably the first full-length book published after the assassination which included John Wilkes Booth as its main and central character.
The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth, with a full sketch of the conspiracy of which he was the leader, and the pursuit, trial and execution of his accomplices.
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 John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 on a small farm known as Tudor Hall, located a few miles outside of Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland.
John Wilkes was the ninth born of their ten children.
John Wilkes received his schooling in Maryland, first at a boarding school in Cockeysville (Baltimore County) operated by Quakers, after which he attended St. Timothy's Hall, an Episcopal military academy in Catonsville, also in Baltimore County.
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 John Wilkes Booth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Booth was born in 1838, on a farm near Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland.
Booth was pursued by Union soldiers lead by Lieutenant Edward P. Doherty (the unit was from the 16th New York Cavalry Regiment) through Southern Maryland and across the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers to Richard Garrett's farm, near Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia.
John Wilkes Booth was portrayed as a former agent of the Golden Circle who had spent years in England under another identity and returned to America to flmail his former colleagues.
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 John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth was born on a farm near Bel Air, Maryland, about 25 miles from Baltimore.
John's parents were British and had moved to the United States in 1821.
Booth is known to have confided to his actor friend Samuel Knapp Chester, "What an excellent chance I had to kill the President, if I had wished, on inauguration day!" Booth was seen with Lucy at the National Hotel on the morning of the assassination.
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 John Wilkes Booth - Wikinfo
John Wilkes Booth was born on a farm near Bel Air, Maryland.
Wilkes Booth (as he was known professionally) made his stage debut at the age of 17 (in August 1855) when he played the Earl of Richmond in Shakespeare's Richard III.
Booth actually attended Lincoln's second inauguration on March 4, 1865 as the invited guest of his secret fiance Lucy Hale (Lucy's father John Hale was Lincoln's minister to Spain).
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John Wilkes Booth was baptized and confirmed as an Episcopalian protestant.
John Wilkes Booth shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865 in Ford's Theatre in Washington DC.
Booth was finally found, asleep in a tobacco barn, by U.S. army troops, on the morning of Wednesday, April 26, 1865, near Port Royal, Virginia.
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 ipedia.com: John Wilkes Booth Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838–April 26, 1865) was an American actor who is most famous for being the assassin of Abraham Lincoln.
Booth managed to sneak into Lincoln's booth and shoot him in the back of the head with a.44 caliber Derringer pistol.
Booth was pursued by Union soldiers, and was killed by the eccentric, gelded Sergeant Boston Corbett against orders while trying to elude capture.
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 washingtonpost.com: Tracking an Assassin
Booth's trek is a source of fascination for many of today's Civil War buffs, some of whom trace the route annually by car or on special tour buses.
Months before the assassination, Booth, John Surratt (Mary's son) and other conspirators met to plan what turned out to be an abortive attempt to capture Lincoln and ransom him for Confederate prisoners.
John, who was in New York at the time of the assassination, was tried by a civilian court, which resulted in a hung jury.
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 John Wilkes Booth - MSN Encarta
He was the son of the actor Junius Brutus Booth, born in Bel Air, Maryland.
He was a violent partisan of the cause of the South in the American Civil War and in 1864 organized an unsuccessful conspiracy to abduct President Abraham Lincoln.
Booth jumped down to the stage, breaking his leg, but escaped from the theater.
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 Biography and Images of John Wilkes Booth, Assassin of Abraham Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth was the ninth of ten children born to the famous, eccentric, and hard-drinking actor, Junius Booth.
Booth's plans were foiled, however, when the President changed his plans and decided instead to speak to the 140th Indiana Regiment and present a captured flag.
Booth then turned to plan to kidnap the President at a future performance at Ford's Theatre, where the actor had several friends, but the plan failed to win the support of some of his co-conspirators, who dismissed it as infeasible.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/lincolnconspiracy/booth.html   (1137 words)

 John Wilkes Booth's Autopsy
Booth's third, fourth, and fifth cervical vertebrae, which were removed during his autopsy, are currently displayed at the National Museum of Health and Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
It was noted that due to the nature of Booth's wound and autopsy and a generalized decaying of the remains, the skull had become detached from the body.
Booth's corpse was then taken to Baltimore for burial and was positively identified by many people including John T. Ford, Henry Clay Ford, and several members of the Booth family.
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 John Wilkes Booth
In 1864 Booth devised a scheme to kidnap Abraham Lincoln in Washington.
Booth decided to carry out the deed on 17th March, 1865 when Lincoln was planning to attend a play at the Seventh Street Hospital that was situated on the outskirts of Washington.
John Burroughs, a boy who worked at the theatre, was asked to hold his horse while he went to a nearby saloon for a drink.
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 Booth, John Wilkes - MSN Encarta
Booth, John Wilkes (1838-1865), American actor, assassin of United States President Abraham Lincoln.
He was the son of the actor Junius Brutus Booth,...
John Wilkes Booth: A Brutus of His Age
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 John Wilkes Booth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
John Wilkes Booth was born near Bel Air, Maryland on May 10, 1838, to a prominent acting family.
Booth died from a gun shot which was fired either by Booth or from one of the troops outside the barn.
Booth's fellow conspirators were Mary Surratt and her son, John; Lewis Thorton Powell; George Atzeroldt; David Herald, and Dr. Samuel Mudd.
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 HistoryBuff.com -- The Postmortem Career of John Wilkes Booth
Besides these lines, comes to the fact that J. Wilkes Booth was born in 1839 and was twenty-six years of age when the assassination took place and sixty-three years old in 1902, if living, which is the exact age of George as found in his papers...
Bates' book suggests, might have left his personal belongings in the marsh and that a man, under instructions from Booth, go to retrieve them, it strains the probabilities to expect the pin belonging to Booth to also be fastened to his undershirt where John Wilkes Booth kept it.
Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes, represented that the family dentist identified the body as that of John Wilkes Booth by a close examination of the skeletons' teeth.
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 Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth by James Cross Giblin, ISBN: 0618096426   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
John W. felt that the abolitionists were traitors to the South and that this country was formed for the white and not for the fl man. The plan was that Lincoln would be kidnapped, but no opportunity arose to put this kidnap scheme into action.
John Wilkes Booth was among the onlookers when John Brown (denounced by the Southerners as an archcriminal) was hanged in Harper's Ferry, after his attempt to take over the federal arsenal.
Booth was headed for Richmond where he had friends from his acting days whom he could count on to shelter him until his leg had healed.
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 Booth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
It would not be until 1857 that John Wilkes Booth would appear again on the stage.
By the beginning of the civil war in 1861, John had already risen to star status and was a favorite amongst the female patrons.
It was during these turbulent years that John would turn further away from his acting career and closer to plot to kidnap Abraham Lincoln.
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 John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
Booth struck him as he grabbed the reins and quickly mounted, leading some to believe Booth's leg was not broken at this point.
Surratt's employee, John Lloyd, testified that she came to the tavern the day before the assassination and asked him to hold guns and supplies until called for.
Booth writes in his diary how disappointed he is to find that even the Southern papers condemned the assassination.
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 John Wilkes Booth's Escape Route
fter exiting Ford's Theatre, John Wilkes Booth mounted a horse that was being held by Joseph "Peanuts" Buroughs, an innocent theater employee.
Booth received medical treatment for his injured leg and both men were extended hospitality by the Mudds.
Booth and Herold went to the cabin of William Lucas, another free fl man, forcibly removing Lucas and his wife from the cabin for the night.
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 John Wilkes Booth: A Brutus Of His Age
John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in a large log cabin set in a clearing among the lilac-strewn primeval forests of northern Maryland, not far below the Pennsylvania border.
As a child, Wilkes (as he preferred to be called) would tag along with his family on occasional carriage trips to the nearest villages of Bel Air and Hickory.
In answer, she saw the flames in the open hearth form the image of letters that, as she studied them, spelled the word "country." This, she believed, meant that he was to endure the fires of persecution, but emerge as patriot in the final act.
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According to John Cottrell, author of "Anatomy of an Assassination: The Murder of Abraham Lincoln," "It would seem that John Wilkes Booth first resolved to kidnap Lincoln at the time of his re-election.
Booth spent four thousand dollars of his own money, in the first three months of 1865, attempting to set up the kidnapping of Lincoln.
Booth bragged that fifty to one hundred like minded man were involved in the conspiracy.
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