The New York Times printed this account regarding John Wilkes Booth’s injured leg on April 28, 1865, two days after he died at Garrett’s farm:

“The statement heretofore published that Booth had injured one of his legs by the falling of his horse has proved to be correct. After he was shot, it was discovered that one of his legs was badly injured, and that he was compelled to wear an old shoe and use crutches, which he had with him in the barn.”