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Title: Boston Corbett

Description: Boston Corbett (Thomas Corbett; 1832-?), a sergeant in the Sixteenth New York Cavalry who was part of the army squad that found American stage actor John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838-April 26, 1865) on the Virginia tobacco farm of Richard Garrett during the assassin's escape after shooting Abraham Lincoln (February 25, 1809-April 15, 1865, sixteenth President of the U.S. (1861-1865) on April 14, 1865; the president died the next day; with Booth on the tobacco farm was David Herold (June 16, 1842-July 7, 1865), an accomplice who helped him escape; Herold surrendered to soldiers, but Booth hid in a barn which soldiers set on fire; Booth had a gun and a carbine with him in the barn when he was shot by Corbett; Booth was then carried to the porch of Garrett's house where he died; Corbett was arrested for disobeying orders not to kill Booth, but the charges were later dropped; he claimed he fired after seeing Booth aim a gun at other soldiers; Corbett later worked making hats in Boston, then moved to Kansas; because of repeated erratic behavior he was declared insane in 1887; he escaped from the Topeka Asylum and his whereabouts afterward were not known; some accounts of Booth's death were that he committed suicide in the burning barn, but an autopsy on Booth showed that he had been shot in the neck with a Cavalry pistol, not his own gun;

Category: Political Figures

Topic: U.S. Presidents

Subject: Abraham Lincoln

Keywords: assassinations, barns, farms, guns, presidents of the U.S., tobacco farms, U.S. presidents.

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 1500 x 1840 (2.76 MPixels) (1.23)

Print Size: 12.7 x 15.6 cm; 5.0 x 6.1 inches

File Size: 7.92 MB (8,307,944 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000530687

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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