President Abraham Lincoln, Family, Cabinet, Staff, and Others
William Crook: Lincoln’s bodyguard.
James Ford: Manager of Ford’s Theatre.
Clara Harris: Major Henry Reed Rathbone’s fiancée.
Andrew Johnson: Vice president during Lincoln’s second term.
Laura Keene: British-born American theater actress.
Ward Hill Lamon: Former Lincoln law partner, Lincoln’s self-appointed bodyguard.
Dr. Charles Augustus Leale: The first doctor to reach the president after he had been shot.
Abraham Lincoln: Sixteenth president of the United States.
Mary Todd Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln’s wife.
Robert Lincoln: Lincoln’s eldest child.
John Parker: Assigned to guard the president on the night of the assassination.
Major Henry Reed Rathbone: A guest of the Lincolns at Ford’s Theatre.
William Henry Seward: Secretary of state.
Edwin McMaster Stanton: Secretary of war.
Lincoln Assassination Conspirators, Friends, Associates, and Captors
George Atzerodt: Conspirator.
Lafayette Curry Baker: Spy, detective, and leader of the group that finds John Wilkes Booth.
John Wilkes Booth: Famous actor and President Lincoln’s assassin.
Sergeant Boston Corbett: The Union soldier who shoots Booth.
Samuel Cox: Farmer who provides temporary refuge for Booth and Herold.
Richard Garrett: The farmer in whose barn Booth and Herold are captured.
William Garrett: One of Richard Garrett’s two sons who guard the barn where Booth and Herold hide.
David Herold: Conspirator.
Thomas Jones: Smuggler who helps Booth and Herold cross the Potomac River.
Dr. Samuel Mudd: Provide Booth and Herold temporary refuge.
Lewis Powell (aka Lewis Payne): Conspirator.
Edmund “Ned” Spangler: Stagehand at Ford’s Theatre.
Anna Surratt: Mary Surratt’s daughter.
John Surratt, Jr.: Mary Surratt’s son and the only Lincoln assassination conspirator not to be tried and convicted.
Mary Surratt: The owner of a boardinghouse known to be used by Confederate sympathizers.
Union Army Officers and Soldiers
Brigadier General of Volunteers George Armstrong Custer: Cavalry division commander under Major General Philip Sheridan.
Lieutenant Johnston Livingston de Peyster: Chief of staff of the Army of the Potomac’s Twenty-fifth Corps.
Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant: General in chief of all the Union armies in 1865.
Major General George Gordon Meade: Commanding general of the Army of the Potomac.
Major General Philip “Little Phil” Sheridan: Commander of the Army of the Potomac’s Cavalry Corps.
Colonel Francis Washburn: Commanding officer of the Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry.
Major General Horatio Wright: Commanding officer of the Army of the Potomac’s Sixth Corps.
Confederate States of America
Major General Richard “Fighting Dick” Anderson: Commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia’s Fourth Corps.
Jefferson Davis: First and only president of the Confederate States of America.
Major General John B. Gordon: Division commander in the Army of Northern Virginia.
Lieutenant General A. P. Hill: Commanding officer of the Army of Northern Virginia’s Third Corps.
General Joseph E. Johnston: Commander of the Army of Tennessee.
General Robert E. Lee: Commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia and general in chief of all the Confederate armies in 1865.
Lieutenant General James “Pete” Longstreet: Commanding officer of the Army of Northern Virginia’s First Corps.
Major General Thomas Lafayette Rosser: Cavalry division commander in the Army of Northern Virginia.