General and Mrs. Grant
Clara Harris and Major Henry Rathbone
Secretary of State William Seward and his daughter Fanny
Vice President Andrew Johnson and Mrs. Eliza Johnson
He didn't; he was arrested immediately
He climbed up to the catwalk and made his way out through the wings
He fought his way through the crowd and left out the front doors
He jumped from the Presidential Box to the stage and ran out the backstage door
He took it with him on his escape, where it was found on him when he was caught
He dropped it off at a tavern owned by co-conspirator Mary Surratt on his escape route
He dropped it on the floor of the Presidential Box after shooting Lincoln, where it was collected by officials
He threw it into the audience before running out of the theatre
A broken fibula (small bone above the ankle)
A stab wound to the arm
A head wound from being hit with the butt of a knife
A kick to the chest
Charles Leale and Charles Taft
Charles Taft and Joseph Barnes
Joseph Barnes and Henry Rathbone
Edwin Stanton and Charles Leale
Major Rathbone went on to star in several early films, including one role as Sherlock Holmes.
They married, had children, and moved to Europe. In 1883, Major Rathbone suffered a mental breakdown, killing Clara and stabbing himself. He was institutionalized and died in 1911.
They chose not to marry, and Clara Harris went to live with Mrs. Lincoln for a time to comfort her.
They married but divorced amicably 15 years after the assassination.
1 (Abraham Lincoln)
7 (The President, the Vice President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Treasury, The Speaker of the House, Mrs. Lincoln, and General Grant)
3 (President Lincoln, Vice President Johnson, and Secretary of State Seward)
4 (Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Clara Harris, and Major Rathbone)
Robert and Tad
Willie and Eddie
Eddie, Tad, and Robert
Sitting next to her husband
Waiting in the front room of the Petersen House
At the White House
Inside Ford's Theatre
Her words were unintelligible
"At least he's at peace now."
"Now he belongs to the ages."
"That dreadful house!"
He had a personal vendetta against each target.
He chose to assassinate the Vice President because he was a successor to the Office of the President. He chose to assassinate the Secretary of State because he was a powerful and staunch supporter of Lincoln's policies.
Each target owed him financial debts.
He wanted to kill as many government officials as possible.
A doctor who set Booth's leg as Booth was on the run
The Surgeon General
The first doctor into the Presidential Box to attend to President Lincoln
Lincoln's personal physician
Her diaries provided our only written records of the events of the assassination
She was the first woman to serve as a Confederate spy
She was the first woman executed by the U.S. government
She was pardoned and went on to become a successful business owner and suffragist
There are no more direct descendants, the last having died in 1985
There are two descendants still alive who prefer to remain as anonymous as possible
Actor Andrew Lincoln is a direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln
A group of Lincoln's descendants operate the Lincoln Waffle Shop in Washington, DC
The gun Atzerodt was using misfired
George Atzerodt lost his nerve, got drunk, and left without attempting to assassinate Johnson
Johnson overpowered his assassin
Atzerodt only had a knife and Johnson managed to evade the knife enough to avoid fatal wounds
Powell lost his nerve and left without attempting assassination.
Frederick Seward, the Secretary's son, overpowered Powell.
Fanny Seward, the Secretary's daughter, pleaded with Powell to spare her father's life, and Powell relented.
Seward had a broken jawbone and was wearing a cast covering his jugular. When Powell came at him with a knife, Seward was able to avoid fatal wounds thanks to the coverage given by the cast he wore and by rolling off the bed and to the floor during the attack.
Hide a package for Booth at a tavern she owned so that he could retrieve it on his escape, along with some guns that had been hidden at the tavern a few weeks prior.
Assassinate General Grant
Provide an alibi for the other conspirators
Misdirect the police when they came looking for Booth.
He locked the door
He placed a chair under the door handle
He barricaded the door shut from the inside using a piece of a broken music stand
He placed a guard near the door
Outside the door to the Box
He went for a drink with Charles Forbes and Francis Burke, two White House employees, earlier in the evening. His whereabouts after that are unknown.
Watching the play from the lower level of the theatre