In this episode I tell you about the lives of two men, John Wilkes Booth, the man who shot Abraham Lincoln, and Boston Corbett, the man who shot Booth. Or did he? Stories persist over the years that the man Boston Corbett shot was not really John Wilkes Booth, and that Booth lived on for decades after.


The mysterious fate of Boston Corbett

The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot Lincoln

did john wilkes booth survive


Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

Chris Zabriskie, Undercover Vampire Policeman

Kevin MacLeod, Impromptu I-III

Coldnoise, Fragments, Chance to Noice

Alex Mason & The Minor Emotion, Silent Park Inside Your Soul, Only

We’ve all heard the story about how John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater. But did you ever hear the story about the men who drove a mummy around the U.S. claiming it was Booth? Or the one about the gang of criminals who tried to steal Lincoln’s corpse? Or how about the Army major who was in Lincoln’s box that night who later went insane and tried to murder his entire family? These are strange but true stories your history teacher forgot to tell you.



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Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

Julie Maxwell’s Piano Music, Dark Wonder

Myuu, Scent of Night, You, Morbid Mind, What Could Have Been and Wind’s Wreck

Fabrizio Paterlini, Autumn Stories