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John Wilkes Booth is trapped in a Virginia barn, is shot, and dies of his wound just before dawn

Capture and death of John Wilkes Booth, near Port Royal, Virginia, April 26, 1865, artist's impression, detail
04/26/1865
After twelve days on the run, John Wilkes Booth and a co-conspirator, David Herold, were cornered before dawn in a barn on the farm of Richard Garrett near Port Royal in Caroline County, Virginia, where they had been hiding.  A cavalry unit surrounded the barn, then fired the rear of the structure.  Herold gave up but Booth resisted and was shot once by Sergeant Boston Corbett.  He died at the farm a few hours later. (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 105.
James L. Swanson, Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln's Killer (New York: Harper Collins, 2007), 281-344.
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