Murder & Memory


Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore).  Mortuary stub book, 1868-1872.   Manuscript.

John Wilkes Booth was shot and killed on 26 April 1865.  His body was held at various locations by the United States government until a release was signed by President Andrew Johnson.  Booth’s body was removed from its temporary grave in the yard of the Old Penitentiary on the Washington Arsenal grounds on 18 February 1869.  On 26 June of that year Booth’s body was buried in an unmarked grave in the Booth family plot in Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore.  Stub number 560 records the receipt of the body of “J. Wilks (sic) Booth” on 18 February and the burial (“Taken out”) on 26 June.

f Lin 2806.3    The William Whiting Nolen Collection of Lincolniana.