Chasing Lincoln's Killer Symbols & Objects

James L. Swanson
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Confederates and Confederacy

Confederate soldiers were fighting for the Southern cause. They were also called Rebels and wore gray uniforms. The Confederacy referred to the Southerns as a whole, including their military and the geographical region that formally joined the Southern cause.

Union Soldiers

Union soldiers were fighting for the Northern cause. They were also called Yankees and wore blue uniforms. Some Union soldiers were heavily involved in the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators.

The Civil War

This was a major conflict in the history of the United States. The war lasted four years and more than 600,000 deaths. John Wilkes Booth believed in the Southern cause and believed that assassinating Lincoln would make the Confederate soldiers fight harder.

Booth's Derringer

This was the weapon Booth chose when he went to assassinate Lincoln. This pistol had a single shot and Booth had other weapons available...

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