Chasing Lincoln's Killer - Chapters 7-10 Summary & Analysis

James L. Swanson
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In Chapter 7, Lincoln's death prompted people to call Easter Sunday Black Easter. Booth and Herold arrived at the home of a Confederate named Cox. Booth remained at the home of Cox and his son for several days. No one knows the details of their conversations but Cox put them in touch with a man named Thomas Jones who could help them get across the Potomac River. Jones had served as a Secret Service agent for the Confederacy. He took on the task but warned that Booth and Herold needed to remain hidden until Jones decided the crossing was safe. Booth and Herold agreed. Jones was to return with food and supplies for the two men, who were hiding in a wooded area. Booth specifically asked for newspapers so he could read what was being said about the assassination.

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