A noncommissioned officer in the party of manhunters that ultimately found the fugitives, Boston Corbett shot and fatally wounded John Wilkes Booth. He was chastised for doing so by his commanders, but said that he had acted to defend his fellow soldiers. He was never punished for this action and received $1,653 in reward money.
Sergeant Boston Corbett Character Timeline in Chasing Lincoln’s Killer
The timeline below shows where the character Sergeant Boston Corbett appears in Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...the manhunters and pick them off one by one with his weapons. A sergeant named Boston Corbett offered three times to go into the barn and fight Booth one-on-one, but Doherty ordered... (full context)
...Conger, Doherty, Lafayette Baker, Luther Baker, and to the noncommissioned officers at the barn, including Boston Corbett , and to Colonel Wells and other interrogators. Nineteen other men received smaller awards for... (full context)