He was of EnglishScots-Irishand Irish ancestry. Both Jacob and Mary were illiterate, and had worked as tavern servants, while Johnson never attended school. Her occupation was then looked down on, as it often took her into other homes unaccompanied. There were even rumors that Andrew, who did not resemble his brother or sister, had been fathered by another man.
In a letter to his mother, he wrote of his desire to avenge the South. That is the last speech he will ever give. I kept on until I arrived at the East Roomwhich I entered. There I met with a sickening surprise.
Before me was a catafalqueon which rested a corpse wrapped in funeral vestments. Around it were stationed soldiers who were acting as guards; and there was a throng of people, gazing mournfully upon the corpse, whose face was covered, others weeping pitifully.
First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln felt such talk could bring bad luck. He wrote his mother that all was well, but that he was "in haste". In his diary, he wrote that "Our cause being almost lost, something decisive and great must be done".
This provided him with an especially good opportunity to attack Lincoln since, having performed there several times, he knew the theater's layout and was familiar to its staff.
He also asked her to tell her tenant Louis J. Weichmann to ready the guns and ammunition that Booth had previously stored at the tavern. Herold to guide Powell who was unfamiliar with Washington to the Seward house and then to a rendezvous with Booth in Maryland.
Booth planned to shoot Lincoln with his single-shot Deringerand then stab Grant, at Ford's Theatre. They were all to strike simultaneously shortly after ten o'clock. Crookadvised him not to go, but Lincoln said he had promised his wife.
President Abraham Lincoln's opera glasses, which he used on the night of his assassination at Ford's Theatre, April 14, The presidential party arrived late and settled into their box, which was actually two boxes with a dividing partition removed.
The play was interrupted and the orchestra played " Hail to the Chief " as the full house of some 1, rose in applause. Miner, a family friend, claimed in that Mary Lincoln told him that Lincoln's last words expressed a wish to visit Jerusalem. Policeman John Frederick Parker was assigned to guard the president's box,  but at intermission he went to a nearby tavern along with Lincoln's footman and coachman.
It is unclear whether he returned to the theater, but he was certainly not at his post when Booth entered the box.
He was still walking very slow and was near the box door when he stopped, took a card from his pocket, wrote something on it, and gave it to the usher who took it to the box. In a minute the door was opened and he walked in.
Once through this door, which swung inward, Booth barricaded it by wedging a stick between it and the wall. From here a second door led to Lincoln's box. There is evidence that, earlier in the day, Booth had bored a peephole in this second door, though this is not certain.
Lincoln was laughing at this line when he was shot. Rathbone again grabbed at Booth as Booth prepared to jump from the box to the stage, a twelve-foot drop;  Booth's riding spur became entangled on the Treasury flag decorating the boxand he landed awkwardly on his left foot.
As he began crossing the stage, many in the audience thought he was part of the play.
Booth held his bloody knife over his head, and yelled something to the audience. While it is traditionally held that Booth shouted the Virginia state motto, Sic semper tyrannis!
There is similar uncertainty about what Booth shouted, next, in English: Stewart climbed over the orchestra pit and footlights, and pursued Booth across the stage. Booth ran across the stage and exited through a side door, en route stabbing orchestra leader William Withers, Jr.
As he leapt into the saddle Booth pushed Joseph Burroughs [d] the man holding the horse away, striking Burroughs with the handle of his knife. Rathbone, inside the door, soon noticed and removed the wooden brace with which Booth had jammed it shut.
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