Abraham Lincoln: His Life and Legacy

Season 1 Episode 7

The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth

Aired Unknown Unknown on The History Channel
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It was the largest manhunt in history - ten thousand federal troops, detectives and police hunted those responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The conspiracy was vast - an effort to decapitate the United States government at the end of the Civil War. The manhunt was intense - ending 12 days later in a fiery showdown with the man who pulled the trigger - John Wilkes Booth.moreless

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