A friend of Booth’s from the plot to kidnap Lincoln, John Surratt was suspected of having attacked Secretary of State Seward. Although he was out of Washington on April 14th, he fled, was pursued across the world and brought back to America to stand trial. He was then freed when the trial failed to come to a verdict.
The timeline below shows where the character John Harrison Surratt appears in Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...and Mary Surratt went to her Washington boardinghouse in search of Booth and her son, John Surratt . A detective told the innkeeper the half-truth that Booth had killed the president and... (full context)
Back in Washington, the authorities returned to Mary Surratt’s boardinghouse. John Surratt was still suspected of being Seward’s attacker, and the authorities wanted to arrest Mary and... (full context)
...captivity, Stanton issued a proclamation. He would pay $100,000 for Lincoln’s killers: Booth, Herold, and John Surratt . Posters with the men’s photographs and the amount of reward money went up across... (full context)