John Wilkes Booth
Burial Location Visited
Baltimore, Maryland July 6, 2015

This plot in Baltimore's Green Mount Cemetery
houses the remains of the family of Junius
Brutus Booth, including his notorious son,
John Wilkes. Abraham Lincoln's assassin was
 laid to rest in the cemetery in June 1869.

Although Booth's exact grave is unmarked,
visitors typically regard a small, plain stone
at the corner of the family plot as his. It
is likely just the footstone for the grave of
his sister, Asia Booth Clarke, but at the very
least it has come to symbolize the assassin's
final resting place.

Booth's family refrained from
marking their disgraced relative's
burial spot with a tombstone, but
the assassin's name is listed on
the family monument in the plot.

On both the family marker and the small
stone mistakenly considered to belong to
John Wilkes, his detractors place pennies
face up to "lock the assassin in the ground."
Likewise, in a rebuke to Abraham Lincoln,
Booth sympathizers leave pennies face
down in the alley behind Ford's Theatre.

* Fast Facts * *

- Spouse: None

- Born: May 10, 1838

- Died: April 26, 1865

Age: 26

- Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound

Last Words: "Useless, useless."

- Cemetery: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland

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Sources Consulted                                                                                                                                                     

Schuessler, Jennifer. "For a Biography of John Wilkes Booth, Terry Alford Turns to Amateur Researchers." New York Times, April 13, 2015. booth-terry-alford-turns-to-amateur-researchers.html.

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