John Wilkes Booth, the Shakespearean actor who assasinated President Lincoln at the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C. at the end of the U.S. Civil War, was born in Harford County Maryland.
In his youth, John Wilkes Booth had spent a year attending the Saint Timothy’s Hall Preparatory School in Catonsville after the passing of his father.
After John Wilkes Booth escaped Ford’s Theatre there was a massive manhunt for him. Union soldiers found John Wilkes Booth at a barn within Garrett Farm in Virginia. After a standoff, John Wilkes Booth was shot by the soldiers and died on the porch of the farm house.
After John Wilkes Booth’s passing, his body was buried in at the Green Mount Cemetery In Baltimore, Maryland.
As a teenager the author Philip Hamilton visited the site of President Lincoln’s assassination. President Lincoln was shot by Booth at the second level of the Ford Theatre in a private booth know known as “Lincoln’s Box” and as the “President’s Box”.