On assassination night, when Edwin Stanton asked A.M.S. Crawford to describe the man he saw jump out of the presidential box, Crawford said, “I think his face was familiar…He very strongly resembled the Booths.”

Although John Wilkes Booth was the equivalent of a modern-day film star, Crawford described him this way:

“He was a rather good looking, short-necked fellow about five feet eight inches high with grayish pants, I think. I could identify him among a thousand if I could see him in the same position.”