John Wilkes Booth, wanted for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, was found hiding in a barn near Bowling Green, Virginia, by a platoon of New York Cavalry and shot on April 26, 1865.
On this day in history.
Be sure to check out
American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies available in eBook on Copia.
Assassination Vacation, not exclusively about Booth, but a fantastic journey through history with the brilliant Sarah Vowell. Available in eBook on Copia now.Source: todaysdocument