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Disturbing Details Found In John Wilkes Booth's Autopsy

Traveling after the Civil War wasn't a straightforward event, even for an assassin's corpse. Around sunrise on April 26, 1865, John Wilkes Booth was tracked down to a large Virginia tobacco barn. He was fleeing under the alias James W. Boyd. After refusing to exit, the barn was set ablaze by an overzealous tracker. But before he could escape the inferno, Booth suffered a gunshot wound which would lead to his death. After he died, Booth's body was wrapped in a horse blanket and...

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    Disturbing Details Found In John Wilkes Booth's Autopsy

    Disturbing Details Found In John Wilkes Booth's Autopsy

    While enrolled in a course called "Civil War and Medicine," sophomore Acadia Parker of Binghamton University began research for her final project on …

    The Truth About The Hatmaker Who Killed John Wilkes Booth

    The Truth About The Hatmaker Who Killed John Wilkes Booth

    On April 14, 1865, the actor turned assassin murdered Lincoln at Washington D.C.'s Ford's Theater and broke a leg leaping onto the stage from the balcony. Per the Washingtonian, 12 days later, Booth found himself in a burning barn surrounded by Northern forces in Port Royal, Virginia. Though the soldiers were told to hold their fire, Booth got extinguished by Union sergeant and self-made eunuch Boston Corbett.

    The Most Bizarre Things No One Ever Told You About The Lincoln Assassination

    The Most Bizarre Things No One Ever Told You About The Lincoln Assassination

    The Civil War had essentially ended five days before Booth struck, slaves had been emancipated, and now the country was reeling from its first-ever presidential assassination. Incredibly, there's even more to the story. The plot thickens with creepy coincidences, ironic outcomes, and details that get weirder as you dig deeper. Here are the most bizarre things no one ever told you about Lincoln's assassination.

    The Untold Truth Of John Wilkes Booth

    The Untold Truth Of John Wilkes Booth

    John Wilkes Booth infamously shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. But what do we really know about the "dastard traitor and vile assassin?" While America has long scorned Booth for his dastardly deed which set the Union on edge, few know much about the man. And why should we care, anyway? After all, the murderer killed one of our...

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