Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman

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KEY PLAYERS

President Abraham Lincoln, Family, Cabinet, Staff, and Others

Abraham Lincoln

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

John Wilkes Booth

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.

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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.

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