It was the largest manhunt in history--ten thousand federal troops.


It was the largest manhunt in history–ten thousand federal troops, detectives and police hunted those responsible for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The conspiracy was vast–an effort to decapitate the United States government at the end of the Civil War. The manhunt was intense–ending 12 days later in a fiery showdown with the man who pulled the trigger–John Wilkes Booth.

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