Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

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Willie Jett Character Analysis

A Confederate soldier and friend of Ruggles and Bainbridge, Willie Jett accompanied Booth and Herold across the Rappahannock River. Willie Jett was courting a girl whose father owned a hotel in Bowling Green, and William Rollins tipped the manhunters to track him there. Once confronted, Jett gave up Booth’s location and led manhunters to the Garrett farm where Booth and Herold were hiding.
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Willie Jett Character Timeline in Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

The timeline below shows where the character Willie Jett appears in Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11
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...soldiers who wanted to travel South and continue fighting. But when one of the soldiers, Willie Jett , asked Herold who they really were, Herold confessed: “we are the assassinators of the... (full context)
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In Virginia, Willie Jett brought Booth and Herold to the farm owned by Richard Garrett. He presented Booth as... (full context)
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...a pleasant evening with the Garretts and slept in a proper bed. Herold rode with Willie Jett and his two comrades, Ruggles and Bainbridge, into Bowling Green to buy a new pair... (full context)
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...Confederate soldiers across the river the day before. Rollins also helpfully told Luther Baker that Willie Jett was courting a young woman whose father owned a hotel in Bowling Green. The soldiers... (full context)
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In Bowling Green, Doherty, Baker, and Conger found Willie Jett at the Star Hotel, just where William Rollins had said he might be. They interrogated... (full context)