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    Confederate spy John Surratt, fled the country to escape being caught & charged as a conspirator in the assassination of Lincoln. Surratt, long time friend of J. Wilkes Booth & key person involved in a plot to kidnap Lincoln, fled the US & hid out in Rome where he joined the military unit that protected the Pope. John's mother, Mary was hanged for her part in the assassination plan providing the boarding house to plot the murder of Lincoln. John later returned to US & was found not guilty. *s*

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    • General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

      John Surratt, one of the Confederates who conspired to assassinate President Lincoln - Lew served as second-in-command of the military tribunal trying the conspirators (including John's mother Mary) for treason. John was not tried at that time because he had fled to Canada. Mary, who provided a pistol and bottle of whiskey to one of the other conspirators, was convicted of treason and hanged.

    • Patti Pat

      Confederate spy John Surratt fled the country and hid out in Rome where he joined the Swiss Guard that protected the Pope.

    • Pege Matulewicz

      Confederate spy John Surratt fled the country and hid out in Rome. Later he was arrested in Alexandria, Egypt. He was sent back to the U.S. and tried for the same crimes as his mother. But this time it was a civil trial that resulted in a hung jury. John Surratt got off and lived until 1916.

    • Maryann Milstein

      Confederate spy & Courier, John Surratt was introduced to John Wilkes Booth by Dr Samuel Mudd, Surrett agreed to help Booth kidnap Lincoln in April 1864 but the plan failed. in 1868 after lincoln was killed. Surrett fled the country.He denied involvement. His mother was arrested,tried & hung for conspiracy. He served for a time under the name of John Watson to the Pontifical Zouvas. He was arrested in Egypt but the statue of limitatons ran out. He was released on bail. He died @72

    • Rayna Kleckley

      Accused Lincoln conspirator - Confederate spy John Surratt, fled the country to escape being caught & charged as a conspirator in the assassination of Lincoln. Surratt, long time friend of J. Wilkes Booth & key person involved in a plot to kidnap Lincoln, fled the US & hid out in Rome where he joined the military unit that protected the Pope. John's mother, Mary was hanged for her part in the assassination plan providing the boarding house to plot the murder of Lincoln. John later returned to US & was found not guilty.

    • Jenny .

      Confederate spy & Courier, John Surratt

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