Assassin conspiracist Lewis Thornton Powell in irons, aboard the U.S. monitor Saugus, 1865. Powell attempted unsuccessfully to assassinate United States Secretary of State William H. Seward, and was one of four people hanged for the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.
Lincoln's Last Night John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of President Lincoln was actually one of three elements in the planned attack on April 14, 1865. One of Booth’s co-conspirators, Lewis Powell, assaulted the home of Secretary of State William Seward with a pistol and a silver Bowie knife.
A handcuffed and angry-looking Lewis Payne, also known as Lewis Powell, after his arrest as an associate of John Wilkes Booth in the Lincoln assassination plot. He attacked Secretary of State William H. Seward but did not complete the murder. 1865. (Army)
*LEWIS THORNTON POWELL ~ was one of the conspirators in league with John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. He failed in his attempt to assassinate Secretary of State William H. Seward on the same night. Wikipedia Born: April 22, 1844, Randolph County, AL Died: July 7, 1865, Washington, D.C. Parents: George Cader Powell, Caroline Patience Powell