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People/Characters: George Atzerodt

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Mary Surratt: An American Tragedy by Elizabeth Trindal
With Malice Toward One by Mike Person

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One of the members of the conspiracy to kidnap Abraham Lincoln that was led by John Wilkes Booth, Atzerodt was originally from Prussia.  When the conspiracy turned to murder, Booth ordered Atzerodt to kill Vice-President Andrew Johnson.  He claims to have refused outright, but some historians, noting that he checked into the same hotel as Johnson, argue that he intended to do it but lost his nerve.  He later fled to Germantown.  He was arrested, tried and hanged.

George Atzerodt in Wikipedia


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