Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever - Part 4: Chapters 48-55 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4: Chapters 48-55 Summary and Analysis

Part 4: The Chase

Chapter 48:

SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1865 MARYLAND COUNTRYSIDE EARLY MORNING

"John Wilkes Booth and David Herold, the most wanted men in the United States of America, have successfully fled into the Maryland countryside. They met up at the rendezvous spot in the dead of night. With no sign that Atzerodt or Powell managed to escape Washington, Booth and Herold pushed on with their flight, galloping their horses south, toward Virgina. However, Booth's leg injury is so severe, and their horses so tired, that they were forced to find a place to rest." Chap. 48, p. 234

The place the men choose is the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd, a well-respected physician and Confederate sympathizer.

George Atzerodt and Lewis Powell are still in Washington. Unlike Powell, Atzerodt has committed no crime. He does not return to his hotel room. Instead...

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