John Wilkes Booth and David Herold are hiding from their pursuers in a remote Maryland pine thicket

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John Wilkes Booth and David Herold had continued across Maryland towards the Potomac and the home of one of David Herold's relatives.  They had reached the home of Samuel Cox in the early hours of Easter Sunday who directed them to a dense thicket two miles from the river. Herold's relative Thomas A. Jones made contact and the fugitives spent the next days in hiding until Friday night, as federal troops scoured the countryside. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
Clara E. Laughlin, The Death of Lincoln: The Story of Booth's Plot, His Deed and the Penalty (New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1909), 130-131. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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