Colt Revolver Carried by Booth During His Escape

Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre
Washington, D.C., United States

A revolver carried by John Wilkes Booth during his escape after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. It was with him when Union army soldiers caught and killed him at Richard Garrett's farm in Virginia 12 days later, on April 26, 1865.


  • Title: Colt Revolver Carried by Booth During His Escape
  • Location: Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
  • Subject Keywords: Colt Revolver, Revolver, Booth Revolver, John Wilckes Booth Revolver, Booth Escape, John Wilckes Booth Escape, Richard Garrett's Farm, Lincoln Assassination Trial, Lincoln Assasination, Lincoln's Assassination, President Lincoln, US President, Assassination, Abraham Lincoln, Ford's Theatre, 1865
  • Type: Physical Object
  • Original Source: Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, FOTH 3216

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