For about four and a half days between April 16 – April 21, 1865, John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice, David E. Herold, hid from federal troops in the southern Maryland woods. Near the 149th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, I undertook a project to reenact, as accurately as possible, this often forgotten part of the assassin’s escape route. My hope was to gain a better understanding of Booth’s conditions and the impact those days in the woods had on his state of mind. The follow videos are parts of a series I’m calling “John Wilkes Booth in the Woods” which documents my endeavor.
I’m very pleased to present the first three parts of the “John Wilkes Booth in the Woods” project for your viewing pleasure:
As editing of the footage continues, new parts will be uploaded and released here on BoothieBarn. Stay tuned for much, much more!