Untitled_document - Booth planned to kidnap Lincoln and take him to the south(Richmond Virginia and trade him for Confederate prisoners of war After the

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Booth planned to kidnap Lincoln and take him to the south (Richmond, Virginia) and trade him for Confederate prisoners of war. After the fall of Richmond, he got even more slate and wanted a better payback. 3 hrs before the killing both met with Lewis Powell, David Harold, and George atzerodt and just then he told them about the new plan (murder). Powell and Herold was in charge of getting the secretary of state. Atzerodt got the vice president. Booth also wanted to get Ulysses s grant but he left town Powell: 20, wounded at Gettysburg, Confederate soldier Herold: pharmacist assistant, 22 Atzerodt: 29, German-born, carriage painter Powell want to secretary of state’s house to kill him by pretending to have medicine for him cause secretary was sick at the time and his workers just let him in the house cause apparently he had to deliver it to him personally and he made his way to the room when the son stopped and so Powell panicked and tried to shoot him but it misfired so he just hits the son with the pistol causing him to go into a temporary coma. Then he sliced the bodyguard and the daughter

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