A short timeline of events leading to and after the assassination of Lincoln as related by James L. Swanson's Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Created by erockwell on Mar 4, 2011
Last updated: 03/04/11 at 10:33 AM
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Boston Corbett shoots Booth through a crack in the burning tobacco barn, paralyzing Booth from the neck down and later killing him.
Boston Corbett shoots Booth through then neck, paralyzing him from the neck down. The shot later killed him.
While Booth and Herold intruded on the Garret's hospitality for one more night, they slept in the Tobacco Barn, which the Garrets then locked.
Thomas Jones helped Booth & company cross the river into the safety of Virginia.
After Booth's escape, he went to Dr. Mudd's house for a place to stay. Luckily for Booth, his leg was broken and Dr. Mudd set it for him.
Laura Keene, an actress at Ford's Theater the night Lincoln was Assassinated, made her way up to the presidential box to hold Lincoln's head in her hands as he was examined by his doctor.