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Confederate spy John Surratt, fled the country to escape being caught & charged as a conspirator in the assassination of Lincoln. Surratt, long time friend of J. Wilkes Booth & key person involved in a plot to kidnap Lincoln, fled the US & hid out in Rome where he joined the military unit that protected the Pope. John's mother, Mary was hanged for her part in the assassination plan providing the boarding house to plot the murder of Lincoln. John later returned to US & was found not guilty.

Confederate spy John Surratt fled the country and hid out in Rome where he joined the military unit that protected the Pope.

Mary Surratt, 42, proprietor of a Maryland tavern and a Washington boarding house that served as meeting places and safe houses for Confederate spies and couriers. She was found guilty for her part in Lincoln's assassination.  Pictured: Mary Surratt, the first woman ever put to death by the Federal Government.

Mary Surratt, proprietor of a Maryland tavern and a Washington boarding house that served as meeting places and safe houses for Confederate spies and couriers. She was found guilty for her part in Lincoln's assassination.

Anna was only 22 years old when her mother Mary Surratt was sentenced to death as a conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. Despite Anna's heartbreaking efforts to save her mother, Mary Surratt was hanged not quite three months after the assassination.

Anna Surratt, age daughter of Mary Surratt, the woman who was accused of taking part in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Elizabeth Susanna (Anna) Surratt - (B.

John Surrat JR

John Surratt-son of Mary Surratt. Only Lincoln conspirator not to be tried in military court. Was never convicted for his part in the plot to kidnap/kill the President

William Henry Seward, before and after the attempt on his life.

Powell slashed Seward around the face and neck multiple times and believed him dead. But, although heavily disfigured, the Secretary of State survived.

Hannibal Hamlin was Abraham Lincoln's 1st Vice President and served from 1860-1864. He was replaced in Lincoln's 2nd term by Andrew Johnson who had performed well managing war torn Tennessee. Hamlin is the only sitting Vice President in US History to serve on active military duty. Knowing that he would be leaving office soon, in the summer of 1864, he returned to his home state of Maine, where he had enlisted as a private, and served as an enlisted man protecting the coast.

Hannibal Hamlin was Abraham Lincoln's 1st Vice President and served from 1860-1864. He was replaced in Lincoln's 2nd term by Andrew Johnson who had performed well managing war torn Tennessee. Hamlin is the only sitting Vice President in US History to serve on active military duty. Knowing that he would be leaving office soon, in the summer of 1864, he returned to his home state of Maine, where he had enlisted as a private, and served as an enlisted man protecting the coast.

John Wilkes Booth - The assassin of Lincoln stopped here at the house of Mrs. Surratt to secure ammunition on the night of April 14, 1865. He rode on to "T.B." and then to Dr. Mudd's who set his broken leg.

John Wilkes Booth - The assassin of Lincoln stopped here at the house of Mrs. Surratt to secure ammunition on the night of April He rode on to "T." and then to Dr. Mudd's who set his broken leg.

Charles Forbes, footman to president Lincoln, who was on duty the night of the President’s assassination, ca.1865

Photo of controversial Charles Forbes, footman to the Lincoln Presidential carriage. Driver of the carriage during accident which inju.

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: ELIZABETH KECKLEY: A FREED SLAVE AND THE FIRST FEMALE BLACK FASHION DESIGNER IN WHITE HOUSE

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (Circa Feb 1818 - May was former slave who became a successful businesswoman (seamstress/fashion designer), civic activist, author and close friend, confidante and advisor to Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln's funeral when his casket was temporarily placed in the receiving vault of Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1865

Photograph taken during President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral when his casket was temporarily placed in the receiving vault of Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, May

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