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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...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)
...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)