Chasing Lincoln's Killer - Chapters 2-4 Summary & Analysis

James L. Swanson
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In Chapter 2, Booth had a rented horse and a theater employee agreed to hold the horse in the alley outside the theater. About 10 o'clock, Booth went through the theater and had a drink at the Star Saloon. He didn't speak to anyone while he was there. Next, Booth went through the theater lobby and discovered that there was only one servant, Charles Forbes, near the door to the box where the Lincolns were watching the play. Forbes allowed Booth to enter the box.

Abraham Lincoln was holding Mary's hand and no one heard Booth enter. Booth had hidden a piece of a music stand in the box earlier that day and he used it to bar the door from the inside. Booth waited for a specific moment in the play when he knew the audience would laugh loudly, covering the sound of his...

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