Talk:George Atzerodt

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Conflicting data in articles[edit]

This article states "Of the four, he was the quickest to die, breaking his neck on impact." But the article for Mary Surratt states "The conspirators dropped about five or six feet, apparently killing Surratt instantly, although Powell, Herold, and Atzerodt writhed at the end of their ropes for a few minutes", and cites a book published in 1965. So which is it? Perhaps the fact is trivial, but if it is to be included, it should be accurate. One of these articles is wrong. --CPAScott (talk) 15:31, 24 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UPDATE -- Given corroborating citations in the David Herold article that supports that Surratt was killed instantly and Atzerodt did not, I have removed the offending sentence from this article. --CPAScott (talk) 15:32, 24 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Lincoln conspirators execution2.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Lincoln conspirators execution2.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on July 7, 2011. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2011-07-07. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :) Thanks! howcheng {chat} 08:03, 4 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Execution of conspirators in Lincoln's assassination
On July 7, 1865, at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt (shown left-to-right) were hanged for their roles in the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Eight people were convicted for the crime; three others were sentenced to life imprisonment, with the last receiving a six-year sentence. Mary Surratt's son John was able to escape and was never convicted for his role. His mother was the first woman to be executed by the United States federal government.Photo: Alexander Gardner; Restoration: Lise Broer

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Who is Rufus?[edit]

At the end of this article where it mentions George Atzerodt being portrayed in the T.V. show "Timeless" it states "....he was stopped by Rufus". Who is Rufus? There's no mention of him in this article anywhere else but it reads as if this person had previously been mentioned. From reading other articles about Lincoln's assassination before this one I was familiar with "Rufus" aka Rufus King who, while serving as the U.S. Minister to the Papal States in Rome was responsible for taking John Surratt (another co-conspirator) into custody after being alerted of his presence by on old acquaintance of Surratt's (Surratt escaped shortly after being arrested by jumping 100 feet down into a ravine surrounding the prison, but was eventually caught). I'm guessing this is the "Rufus" they may be referring to but Rufus King was not involved in stopping any active attacks on Andrew Johnson or even Lincoln, like the T.V. show portrays, though I do realize this could be something the show made up. So I'm just trying to figure out how someone would know who "Rufus" is without any prior mention of him in this article. I don't know if the "Rufus" mentioned is Rufus King but I'm guessing that is who they are referring to. Jandg4206 (talk) 04:26, 18 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]