This is a police mug shot of Lewis Powell, alias Lewis Paine. A very tall and strong young man, Powell was a former member of John Mosby's Confederate guerrilla outfit, the Partisan Rangers. As Booth was shooting Lincoln, Powell was attacking Secretary of State William Seward. That murder attempt was not successful.
Others in the plot were to kill Vice President Johnson and General Grant. They also failed. Powell was arrested, charged with helping Booth, convicted, and hanged.
Major Henry Rathbone
A life of freedom
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