Lewis Powell - One Of The Suspects For Killing Abraham Lincoln. Short before getting executed.

Lewis Powell - One Of The Suspects For Killing Abraham Lincoln. Short before getting executed.

Lewis Powell conspired with John Wilkes Booth to kill President Lincoln - Powell's job was to kill Secretary of  Secretary of State William H. Seward, a job at which he failed.

Amazing full-color Civil War photos bring the era's characters to life

Lewis Powell conspired with John Wilkes Booth to kill President Lincoln - Powell's job was to kill Secretary of Secretary of State William H. Seward, a job at which he failed.

A beautiful Victorian cottage built for a farmworker in the Cotswolds that has been lovingly restored and filled with vintage and antique furniture.

A beautiful Victorian cottage built for a farmworker in the Cotswolds that has been lovingly restored and filled with vintage and antique furniture.

A handcuffed and angry-looking Lewis Payne, also known as Lewis Powell, after his arrest as an associate of John Wilkes Booth in the Lincoln assassination plot. He attacked Secretary of State William H. Seward but did not complete the murder. 1865. (Army)

A handcuffed and angry-looking Lewis Payne, also known as Lewis Powell, after his arrest as an associate of John Wilkes Booth in the Lincoln assassination plot. He attacked Secretary of State William H. Seward but did not complete the murder. 1865. (Army)

A rare photograph of William Seward showing his scarred face after the attack by Lewis Powell

A rare photograph of William Seward showing his scarred face after the attack by Lewis Powell

Powell in wrist irons aboard the monitor USS Saugus- Lewis Thornton Powell (April 22, 1844 – July 7, 1865), also known as Lewis Paine or Payne- Lewis Powell was born in Randolph County, Alabama on April 22, 1844 to a Baptist minister, George Cader, and his young wife Patience Caroline Powell. The youngest of eight children, he spent the first three years of his life in Randolph County before his father was ordained and the family moved to Stewart County, Georgia.

Powell in wrist irons aboard the monitor USS Saugus- Lewis Thornton Powell (April 22, 1844 – July 7, 1865), also known as Lewis Paine or Payne- Lewis Powell was born in Randolph County, Alabama on April 22, 1844 to a Baptist minister, George Cader, and his young wife Patience Caroline Powell. The youngest of eight children, he spent the first three years of his life in Randolph County before his father was ordained and the family moved to Stewart County, Georgia.

Lincoln assassination conspirator Lewis Powell (aka Lewis Payne) in wrist irons aboard the monitor USS Saugus, photographed by Alexander Gardner.

Lincoln assassination conspirator Lewis Powell (aka Lewis Payne) in wrist irons aboard the monitor USS Saugus, photographed by Alexander Gardner.

Decidedly mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, JAY-zuss will ya look at that punim!-On the other hand, he was a deranged 19th century psychopath. So definitely, on that date? Bring mad money. Lewis Payne.

Decidedly mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, JAY-zuss will ya look at that punim!-On the other hand, he was a deranged 19th century psychopath. So definitely, on that date? Bring mad money. Lewis Payne.

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