April 20, 1865On April 20, 1865 the reward for John Wilkes Booth was $100,000
April 26, 1865Corbett eagerly joined the Union army at the outbreak of the Civil War. He re-enlisted three times finally becoming a sergeant in the 16th New York Cavalry. On April 24, 1865,he was selected as one of the 26 cavalrymen from New York's 16th to pursue John WilkesBooth. On April 26, 1865 Corbett and the others cornered Booth in a tobacco barn on the Virginia farm of Richard Garrett. Boston Corbett, the soldier who shot John Wilkes Booth.
May of 1875In May of 1875, the former First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln, went to trial on the charge of insanity. Judge Marion R. M. Wallace presided. Mary’s son, Robert, testified against her at the trial. The jury found her deranged and recommended that she be placed in an asylum. Mary was committed to Bellevue Place, a private sanitarium in Batavia, Illinois.
The 1876 Attemptto Steal Lincoln'scorpse GRAVE ROBBERS: Terrence Mullen (left) and John Hughes (right).