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Atzerodt, George

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Born: 1835 AD
Died: 1865 AD, at 30 years of age.

Nationality: American
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1835 - Born on the 12th of June.

1843 - Atzerodt immigrated from Germany when he was 8 years old.

1865 - Atzerodt was willing to join in a conspiracy to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln, as he later admitted in his trial which took place on the 1st of May.

         - Booth instructed Atzerodt to assassinate the Vice President, Andrew Johnson, on the 14th of April.

         - Atzerodt had asked the bartender about the whereabouts of Vice President Johnson.

         - The military police then conducted a search of Atzerodt's room on the 15th of April, and found that he did not sleep in it on the night of April 14th, had a loaded revolver concealed under his pillow, and a concealed bowie knife as well.

         - Atzerodt as well as three other convicted conspirators (Mary Surratt, Lewis Payne and David Herold) were hung in Washington, DC on the 7th of July. George Atzerodt's last words were: "May we all meet in the other world. God take me now."


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