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Artist's rendition of John Wilkes Booth assassinating Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre
Currier and Ives print of the Lincoln assassination
John Wilkes Booth's .44 caliber derringer
John Wilkes Booth escaping from Ford's Theatre
Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold and George Atzerodt hanging on July 7, 1865
The only photograph of Abraham Lincoln in death: Jeremiah Gurney, Jr. took the photo on April 24, 1865, as President Lincoln lay in state in City Hall in New York
John Wilkes Booth leaped to the stage after shooting President Abraham Lincoln
Preparations for the hanging of Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt on July 7, 1865
Ford's Theatre where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated
Ford's Theatre draped in mourning with guards posted
Replica of a reward poster
Abraham Lincoln's rocker at Ford's Theatre
The Presidential Box at Ford's Theatre as it looked on the night of the assassination
Harper's Weekly illustration of Abraham Lincoln's final hours
Lincoln's top hat worn the night of his assassination
The Our American Cousin set as it looked on the night of the assassination at Ford's Theatre
Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancée, Clara Harris, guests of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln at Ford's Theatre
Julius Ulke, a boarder at the Petersen House, took this photograph shortly after Abraham Lincoln's body was removed
National Park Service map showing John Wilkes Booth's escape route
John Wilkes Booth dying on Richard H. Garrett's porch
Postmortem examination of John Wilkes Booth's remains aboard the Montauk
Joseph Burroughs (nicknamed Peanut John) held John Wilkes Booth's horse in the alley in the rear of Ford's Theatre
The Navy Yard Bridge used by John Wilkes Booth to escape
The Petersen House where Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865
A Ford's Theatre ticket to see Our American Cousin
John Wilkes Booth was killed on the property of Richard H. Garrett located about 60 miles from Ford's Theatre near Port Royal, Virginia
The room in the Petersen House where Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 A.M. on Saturday, April 15, 1865
The small passageway to the Ford's Theatre Presidential Box which guard John F. Parker abandoned
The items in Abraham Lincoln's pockets when he was assassinated
The carriage that took the Lincolns to Ford's Theatre on the night of April 14, 1865
Booth also made plans in case Abraham Lincoln went to the play at Grover's Theatre
Mary Surratt's boardinghouse in Washington; it was here that President Andrew Johnson said she "kept the nest that hatched the egg."
The knife used by John Wilkes Booth to stab Henry Rathbone at Ford's Theatre
John Wilkes Booth's diary
The conspirators were buried in shallow graves located at the side of the gallows
Ford's Theatre playbill for Our American Cousin
The National Hotel where John Wilkes Booth occupied room 228 prior to the assassination
Osborn Oldroyd photo of Mary Surratt's tavern in Surrattsville where John Wilkes Booth and David Herold stopped on the night of the assassination
Osborn Oldroyd photo of the gate leading from the main road to Dr. Samuel Mudd's house
Osborn Oldroyd photo of Dr. Samuel Mudd's house where John Wilkes Booth's broken leg was set
Conspirator George Atzerodt rented a room at the Kirkwood House where Vice-President Andrew Johnson was staying
John Wilkes Booth was surrounded in Richard Garrett's barn
David Herold surrendered, but Booth didn't; the barn was set on fire
Boston Corbett shot John Wilkes Booth in the burning barn
Secretary of State William Seward's home in Lafayette Square in Washington
Lewis Powell waits outside William Seward's home (ARTWORK BY LEWIS POWELL BIOGRAPHER BETTY OWNSBEY)
Sketch of Lewis Powell's knife attack on William Seward (SOURCE: The Assassination and History of the Conspiracy (Cincinnati, J.R. Hawley & Co., 1865)
William Seward's second waiter, William Bell, identified Lewis Powell as the attacker

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