Thursday, April 26, 2012

This Day in History–April 26th 1865

BoothDiscovered hiding in a Garrett farm's TOBACCO barn, John Wilkes Booth is shot in the neck by Sgt Boston Corbett .

Dying and paralyzed from the neck down, he whispers: "Tell my mother I did it for my country."

As his hands are held up to his face, Booth mutters "useless... useless..." These are his last words.

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