Booth and his accomplices are planning to kidnap the Union President, Abraham Lincoln, to the Confederate capital.
On March 20, 1865, the day on the planned kidnapping, Lincoln did not appear at the place as planned. Booth conspires a more frightening plan to help the Confederacy.
Sic semper tyrannis!
In Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders Union General Ulysses S. Grant, ending the Civil War on April 9, 1865.
On April 14, 1865, at Ford Theatre, Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, were attending Laura Keene's performance when Booth shot into the back of Lincoln's head.
Booth had leaped on the stage and yelled that out that means "Thus ever to tyrants!" which is Virginia's state motto. The crowd at first thought this was an addition to the production.
Lincoln was carried to a boardinghouse across the street. A surgeon general arrived and said there was no saving him. Lincoln's family and closest friends beside him grieved. Lincoln was pronounced dead at 7:22 a.m. on April 15, 1865