The motley band of men and one woman that made up the Lincoln assassination conspirators came from many backgrounds, spanning from carpenter to doctor. Under the leadership of John Wilkes Booth, the accomplices of the impassioned actor turned a long gestating kidnapping plot into a sudden gambit of wiping out the top of Union leadership. By killing Abraham Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward, the hope was to deal the ultimate blow for the Confederacy.
Below are the nine associates that aided John Wilkes Booth before and after Lincoln's murder. For most their guilt was undeniable, such as Lewis Powell and George Atzerodt. However, others found their way into the tragedy by simple association to the killer. Read the story for each individual and decide for yourself.