Assassination of Abraham Lincoln : The Flight, Pursuit, Capture and Punishment of the Conspirators [1901]

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Pub. Date: 2001-05-01
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Table of Contents

Rejoicing at the Close of the Rebellion, and Scenes at the White House
Rejoicing of the loyal people, April, 1865
The restoration of the American flag upon Fort Sumter
Washington illuminated
Happiness and hopes of the President, Abraham Lincoln, April 14, 1865
The immediate political restoration of the States involved in the slave-holders' rebellion resolved upon
Warnings as to assassination
Personal message to the Western miners and prospectus to be carried by Schuyler Colfax
Invitation to attend the play at Ford's Theater--General Grant's unavoidable absence
Last familiar leaving of the White House
The President arrives at the theater at 8.30 P. M., and is received with a hearty welcome
The Assassination
Ford's Theater, its history, location, and surroundings
Location of the President's box, with preparations and decorations for his occupancy that evening
Booth comes to Ford's Theater to obtain and read his mail as usual
Learns that Lincoln is to be there that evening
A desperate decision is evidently made by him to accomplish their purpose that night
Booth's doings during the day
Booth in the evening enters theater
Shoots the President
Scenes at the moment, and his escape
Statements of the actors and employees of the theater, and those present
Death of the President, and the Taking of the Oath of Office of his Successor
Calls for medical aid
Removal from the theater of the wounded President to a private house opposite
His condition during the night, and his death at 7.22 A. M., April 15
Description of the house and room in which he died
The distinguished watchers who were present
Removal of the dead President to the White House
Arrangements for taking the oath of office by his successor
Andrew Johnson takes the oath at the Kirkwood House at 11 A. M., April 15
The autopsy
Other Attempts at Assassination Evening of April 14, 1865
The assassination of President Lincoln only a part of a general scheme to destroy the entire executive branch of the Government
The attempt upon the life of Secretary Seward by Payne
The assassination of Vice-President Johnson assigned to Atzerodt, but who lacked the courage to carry it out
The doings of Herold
The part of O'Laughlin and Arnold, and their call at the reception given by Secretary Stanton, and other incidents
Edward Spangler and his preparations at Ford's Theater
Various plans as to abduction of the President, and other attempts
The arrest of Payne at Mrs. Surratt's, and Dr. Mudd at his home
The probable flight of John H. Surratt
The Flight and Capture of Booth and Herold, and Confinement of their Associates---Biographies and Statements
Major A. C. Richards, Superintendent of the Washington police, determined upon an immediate pursuit of Booth into lower Maryland, but was delayed
The pursuit by party under Major James R. O'Beirne, who traced the fugitives to vicinity of Port Royal, Va., and then returns for further orders
Colonel Lafayette C. Baker, with party, takes up the pursuit
The capture at Garrett's place, Virginia, and the death of Booth
The march to Belle Plain, and return by steamer to Washington
Identification of the remains of Booth, and burial
The arrest of Mrs. Surratt
The confinement of Payne, Arnold, Atzerodt, and Spangler
The credit of the captures, and the division of the reward
Sketch of John Wilkes Booth and incidents of his career
Sergeant Boston Corbett
Thomas A. Jones
Funeral Ceremonies and Removal of Remains to Springfield, ILL
Funeral service in the East Room
Lying in state at the Capital
Scenes along the route
Universal grief of the people
At rest, at home
Trial and Punishment of the Conspirators
The assassination a military crime
Detail of officers for the military trial
Place and scenes of the trial
Sketches of the Conspirators
Mrs. Surratt, George A. Atzerodt, David E. Herold, Lewis Payne Powell, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, Edward Spangler
Louis J. Weichmann
Record of Louis J. Weichmann
The Execution
Records of John M. Lloyd, John T. Holahan, E. L. Smoot
Account of execution
George Alfred Townsend
Burial and final disposition of remains of conspirators
The Conspiracy and the Conspirators
The continuous scheme of the conspirators
Various plans and attempts from the date of his first inauguration
Attempt at the second inauguration
Advertisement in the Dispatch, published at Selma, Ala., December 1, 1864
The acts of conspirators in Canada---Visit of Booth to Canada
John H. Surratt, His Flight, Arrest, Trial, and Acquittal
Surratt leaves Washington, probably April 14, 1865; arrives in Montreal, Can., April 18, 1865
Remains in Canada until September 15, 1865, when he sailed for Liverpool
The United States Government notified of his arrival
Goes to Rome, Italy, and enlists in the Papal Zouaves
Arrested, and escapes from the guard, November 8, 1866
Leaves Malta for Alexandria, Egypt, November 19, 1866, and arrested upon arrival
Delivered on board United States corvette Swatara, 21st of December, 1866, and taken to Washington, D. C.
Attempted proof of alibi April 14, 1865
Disagreement of the jury
Again arraigned for trial, but discharged by the court
His lectures and statements
Narrative of a Walk of the Author, May, 1901, Over the Route of Flight and Capture
The start from the rear of Ford's Theater
Anacostia bridge
Good Hope Hill, Surrattsville or Clinton
St. James' Roman Catholic Church, and grave of Spangler
Dr. Mudd's, Bryantown
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
Twenty-mile ride for Henry Woodland
Cox's Station (Bell Alton P. O.)
Visit Samuel Cox, and shown by him the location of thicket where Booth and Herold were secreted
Drive with Woodland to ``Huckleberry,'' Pope's Creek, and Dent's Meadows
Cross the Potomac River in sailboat to home of James A. Arnold
Gambo Creek
Mrs. Quesenberry's and Bryan
Dr. Stuart
William Lucas
Edge Hill
Port Conway
William Rollins
Cross Rappahannock River to Port Royal
James Thornton
A chat with citizens
Arrive at Garrett's farm

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