Surratt Family of Maryland
Author David O. Stewart talked about the group that plotted the assassination of President Lincoln and the Washington, D.C. boarding house… read more
Author David O. Stewart talked about the group that plotted the assassination of President Lincoln and the Washington, D.C. boarding house where it was planned. Though John Wilkes Booth fired the fatal shot that killed President Lincoln, he was just one of a group of conspirators that also plotted to assassinate Secretary of State William Seward and Vice-President Andrew Johnson. These attacks were planned at a Washington, D.C. boarding house owned by Confederate sympathizer Mary Surratt. close
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