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Initially recruited for the Lincoln kidnap plot, Dr. Samuel Mudd aided Booth during his escape immediately after the assassination of Lincoln.

Initially recruited for the Lincoln kidnap plot, Dr. Samuel Mudd aided Booth during his escape immediately after the assassination of Lincoln.

The Manhunt for John Wilkes Booth | Atlas Obscura

Inside The Manhunt for John Wilkes Booth

William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln (1850-1862).  Son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.  He died at age 11, the most likely cause of the illness was typhoid fever, contracted from drinking contaminated water.

William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln (1850-1862). Son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He died at age 11, the most likely cause of the illness was typhoid fever, contracted from drinking contaminated water.

Lewis Powell imprisoned. Powell, Seward's attacker, was held on the USS Saugus, an ironclad moored in Washington harbor.

Lewis Powell imprisoned. Powell, Seward's attacker, was held on the USS Saugus, an ironclad moored in Washington harbor.

Confederate spy John Surratt fled the country and hid out in Rome where he joined the military unit that protected the Pope. Later he was arrested in Alexandria, EgyptHe was sent back to the U.S. and tried for the same crimes as his mother. But this time it was a civil trial that resulted in a hung jury. John Surratt got off and lived until 1916.

Confederate spy John Surratt fled the country and hid out in Rome where he joined the military unit that protected the Pope. Later he was arrested in Alexandria, EgyptHe was sent back to the U.S. and tried for the same crimes as his mother. But this time it was a civil trial that resulted in a hung jury. John Surratt got off and lived until 1916.

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)

[Willie and Tad Lincoln, sons of President Abraham Lincoln, with their cousin Lockwood Todd] (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

[Willie and Tad Lincoln, sons of President Abraham Lincoln, with their cousin Lockwood Todd] (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

Just 10 years after President Lincoln's assassination, his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, was charged with insanity and put on trial in Chicago. The accuser was her only surviving son, Robert Lincoln. The trial was held on May 19, 1875 and she had received no prior warning or chance to organise a defense. The jury deliberated for only 10 minutes and she was institutionalized at Bellevue Place Asylum. Mary was released after less than 4 months but mother and son were never truly reconciled.

Just 10 years after President Lincoln's assassination, his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, was charged with insanity and put on trial in Chicago. The accuser was her only surviving son, Robert Lincoln. The trial was held on May 19, 1875 and she had received no prior warning or chance to organise a defense. The jury deliberated for only 10 minutes and she was institutionalized at Bellevue Place Asylum. Mary was released after less than 4 months but mother and son were never truly reconciled.

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