John Wilkes Booth’s Last Day in Washington

John Wilkes Booth's Last Day in Washington

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Michael Kanazawich begins a series on John Wilkes Booth’s Last Day in Washington, D.C. Michael Kanazawich is the author of the book Remarkable Stories of the Lincoln Assassination.

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John Wilkes Booth’s Last Day in Washington Part 1
In today’s post, Michael Kanazawich introduces the series of John Wilkes Booth’s Last Day in Washington, D.C., and shows us the site of the National Hotel where John Wilkes Booth stayed while in Washington.
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John Wilkes Booth’s Last Day in Washington Part 2
In today’s post, Mike Kanazawich tells how John Wilkes Booth found out that President Lincoln was attending Ford’s Theatre that evening, his desire to rent a fast horse, and a possible sighting of Booth at The Willard Hotel.
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John Wilkes Booth’s Last Day in Washington Part 3
In today’s post, Gettysburg LBG Mike Kanazawich describes John Wilkes Booth’s visit to Mary Surratt’s Boarding House, and Booth’s visit to Grover’s National Theatre.
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John Wilkes Booth’s Last Day in Washington Part 4
In today’s post, Mike Kanazawich describes John Wilkes Booth’s visit to the Kirkwood House, and Booth’s appearance later that afternoon at his residence at the National Hotel.
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John Wilkes Booth’s Last Day in Washington Part 5
In today’s post, Booth visits the Presidential Box in Ford’s Theater to prepare an obstruction for the assasination attempt that evening. He also shows us the Herndon House where Booth and his fellow conspirators met to make final preparations for the assassination.
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John Wilkes Booth’s Last Day in Washington Part 6
In today’s post, John Wilkes Booth assassinates President Abraham Lincoln and escapes the theater using Baptist Alley.
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John Wilkes Booth’s Last Day in Washington Part 7
In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Mike Kanazawich shows us how Booth escaped across the Navy Yard Bridge.
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