The Rage of John Wilkes Booth, Part 5 of 5: Booth’s Fate

There was a substantial amount of eyewitness testimony that the man who was killed at Garrett’s farm was not John Wilkes Booth.  But if it wasn’t, where was Booth? And who was the man with red hair who was shot and killed?

Fast forward twelve years to 1877. In a little place called Granbury, Texas, a man named John St. Helen lay dying. He summoned Finis Bates, his attorney, and confessed that he was not John St. Helen. “My name is John Wilkes Booth.”

A most unfortunately mangled tintype of John St. Helen

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