1865: Portrait Sketches of The Lincoln Murderers

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Lewis Powell
Lewis Powell, also known as Lewis Payne, who attempted to assassinate Secretary of State William Seward
A man (name undisclosed)
A man (name undisclosed) arrested on suspicion of being a conspirator
George Azterodt
George Azterodt, who was recruited into the conspiracy to kill Vice President Andrew Johnson, but backed out and spent the night drinking in a hotel bar. He was hanged in July 1865.
Michael O'Laughlen
Michael O’Laughlen, an ex-Confederate soldier and childhood friend of Booth. Though his role in the conspiracy is unclear, he was sentenced to life in prison and died in 1867.
July 7, 1865 Conspirators
Conspirators Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold and George Atzerodt are placed in nooses at the Washington Arsenal.

– And Last But Not Least –

Rocking chair used by President Lincoln
The rocking chair used by President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre.
Samuel Arnold-01
Samuel Arnold, an old friend of Booth, was not in Washington at the time of the assassination but was tied to the original kidnapping plot.

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