Mary Devlin Booth, first wife of Edwin Booth (the foremost American Shakespearean performer of the century), died on Feb. She is buried at Mount Auburn. Edwin Booth, who died in is buried beside her and their daughter and her family share the plot.
In November of amidst rumors of an invading army sent to rescue John Brown from execution, Virginia Governor Henry Wise called for a militia deployment to Charlestown. John Wilkes Booth accompanied that Militia as member of the Richmond Grays.
Letter dated April 1865 from Clara Harris to her friend Mary recounting the Lincoln assassination. She and her fiancé, Major Henry Rathbone, were guests of the Lincolns at Ford's Theater. Rathbone was stabbed by Booth but survived.
John Surratt circa Surratt was the son of Mary Surratt and friend of John Wilkes Booth. He was the only Lincoln conspirator who got away. Kind of looks like Benedict Cumberbatch, my imaginary boyfriend