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John Wilkes Booth was a colonel in the Confederate secret service. He maintained his status as an actor to create a cover for his actions. He served under General Stonewall Jackson. Booth is credited with the confiscation of needed medical supplies from the North and successfully delivering wagon loads of foodstuffs and clothing into the hands of the South. He also supplied secret information from the North to General Jackson. It was Booth that found Jefferson Davis' badly injured son (Finis) on the battle field and saw to it that he received medical attention. After General Jackson was murdered, it was Booth that solved the crime and took the assailant's life.

On May 2, 1863, Booth was given a $100,000 and the assignment to kill or capture Lincoln. Booth thought that after killing Lincoln, he would be treated as a hero. But, he wasn't. If and when the truth comes out about Lincoln, he may yet get his wish.

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Booth spent much of the day of April 14 at the bridge under arrest for trying to cross into Washington without proper identification. Even though he was considered a suspicious person by the guards, the supervisor allowed him to cross into Washington.

Later that night he assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Booth returned to the Navy Yard Bridge. He was able to cross the bridge this time without a problem because he knew the password given to him by Andrew Johnson: "TB Road".

Another man, the owner of the stable where Booth's horse was rented, tried to cross the bridge. He told the guard he was after the horse thief that just past over the bridge. This man did not know the password and was not allowed to cross.

Fifteen minutes later, all the guards were removed.

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