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The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth

1 hours 30 minutes 35 seconds

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Sepia toned three-quarter view of John Wilkes Booth with short curly hair and a mustache wearing a suit coat and cravat.

It was the largest manhunt in history. Federal troops, detectives, and police began untangling a vast conspiracy to track down the man responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Please note this title contains images of battle scenes including corpses. Additionally, topics in this title pertain to the American Civil War and may contain references, phrases, images, or other notions of a sensitive nature.

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    Anonymous (Richmond, VA)
    May 3rd, 2023 at 10:06 AM

    Great conclusion to the chapter on the Civil War in my classroom.

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    Cory H. (White Bear Lake, MN)
    December 21st, 2021 at 11:22 AM

    My students LOVE this video! A very interesting documentary on Booth's plot to assassinate Lincoln and his attempt to escape. Some moderately violent reenactments, but still appropriate for my 8th graders.