John Wilkes Booth caught his spur on a flag as he jumped from the balcony where he shot Lincoln, resulting in a broken leg upon landing. There were eight conspirators in total, thus the eight stars. Booth was the only one who acted in the actual assassination.


Assassination Information

Location: Ford's Theatre — Washington, D.C.
Date: April 14, 1865
Weapon: Philadelphia Deringer Pistol
Assassin: John Wilkes Booth