Chasing Lincoln’s Killer


James L. Swanson

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Richard Garrett’s son, John Garrett was left in charge of the farm on the night that manhunters tracked Booth and Herold to his farm. He suspected that Booth and Herold might try to steal his father’s horses, so he locked them in the tobacco barn. When the manhunters arrived, they forced John Garrett to go into the tobacco barn and tell Booth to surrender. When Booth threatened to kill him, John Garrett fled.

John Garrett Quotes in Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

The Chasing Lincoln’s Killer quotes below are all either spoken by John Garrett or refer to John Garrett. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 11 Quotes

Young John Garrett, back from an errand at a neighboring farm, reported that the U.S. government was offering a $140,000 reward for Abraham Lincoln’s assassin. The family discussed the assassination with Booth, speculating on why the murderer did it. The actor, still masquerading as a Confederate soldier commented on his own crime and analyzed for the Garretts the motives of Lincoln’s killer!

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Page Number: 159
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John Garrett Character Timeline in Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

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Chapter 11
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...spent a leisurely day with the Garrett family, who did not know his true identity. John Garrett reported that there was now a $140,000 reward placed on the heads of Lincoln’s killers.... (full context)
Survival vs Principles Theme Icon the Garretts’. Herold thought this was a mistake. The fugitives were surprised, however, when John Garrett, who was overseeing the farm while his father was away on business, refused to let... (full context)
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This new bout of strange behavior from his guests worried John Garrett even more. He ordered them to leave, saying he would help them find transportation, but... (full context)
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...Richard Garrett take them to the killers. He was reluctant to do so. Doherty grabbed John Garrett and put a gun to his head, demanding that he give up the assassin’s location.... (full context)
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Baker unlocked the barn door and pushed John Garrett inside. Garrett told Booth that he was caught and should give himself up. Booth damned... (full context)