How Boston Embraced the Booth Brothers Following Lincoln’s Assassination

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Our next story comes from our regular contributor, Christopher Klein. Klein is the author of four books and is a frequent contributor to the History Channel. 26-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth, was killed just 12 days after he assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Here’s Christopher Klein with the story of how the city of Boston embraced the Booth brothers.

[Photo L-R: Edwin Booth; Junius Brutus Booth and a young Edwin Booth; John Wilkes Booth]

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