John Wilkes Booth Manhunt Timeline

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John Wilkes Booth finds out about Lincoln going to Fords Theathre

04/14/1865

Booth assassinates Lincoln

04/14/1865

General Grant released the Army to find Booth and Herold

04/15/1865

Booth arrives at the Mudd Farm

04/15/1865

Booth and Herold waited in hiding near Zekiah Swamp

04/16/1865 - 04/20/1865

Union Troops find Booth's boot at Mudd's house

04/18/1865

Booth's first attempt to cross the Swamp

04/21/1865

Booth and Herold cross the Potomac to Queensberry's house

04/22/1865

Booth and Herold leave for Port Conway

04/24/1865

Booth and Herold meet three Confed. soldiers that help them to Port Royal

04/24/1865

Booth, Herold, and the soldiers arrive at Richard Garrett's farm

04/24/1865

Union Army gets lead that Booth and Herold just crossed the Potomac

04/25/1865

Union Army gets lead from a fisherman that Booth was headed to Bowling Green

04/25/1865

Union Army went to the Garrett farm and found Booth and Herold in the barn

04/26/1865

Union Army found one of the Confed. soldiers at a Hotel and interrogated him

04/26/1865

Herold surrendered and Booth was shot and killed at sunrise

04/26/1865