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Monday, April 26, 2010

US soldier arrested for killing John Wilkes Booth
Andrew Morgan at 12:00 AM ET

On April 26, 1865, Sergeant Thomas P. Corbett was placed under technical arrest for killing John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln.

Charges against Corbett were dropped by Secretary of War Stanton, and Corbett received a share of the reward money for Booth, which amounted to $1,653.85. Learn more about Thomas P. Corbett.

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