Act 4 Spy games

Act 4 drops this week! Below are some sources, source information and other media related to this week’s topic! I’m excited to bring this to you. This episode took me off the beaten path and it was a wonderful journey.

Civil War era recruiting poster from Canada
Used by Confederate spies to decipher codes
Confederate spy Belle Boyd
Historical marker of Johnson’s Island as mentioned in Act 4
Aerial view of Johnson’s Island in 2019
Lincoln’s 2nd inaugural address, “With malice toward none, and charity for all” is the famous line from the speech. Encircled are Lincoln (bottom) and Booth (top)



Kauffman, M. W. (2004). American Brutus: John Wilkes booth and the Lincoln conspiracies. Random House.

Swanson, J. (2009). Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. Scholastic.

Swanson, J. L. (2006). Manhunt: The 12-day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. Harper Large Print.

Swanson, J. L. (2010). Bloody Crimes the Chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln’s corpse. William Morrow/HarperCollins.

Titone, N. (2011). My thoughts be bloody: The bitter rivalry between Edwin and John Wilkes booth that led to an American tragedy. Free Press.

Clarke, pp. 85, 87; Michael W. Kauffman, American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies, Random House, 2004, pp. 130, 131.

Asia Booth Clarke, John Wilkes Booth: A Sister’s Memoir, ed. Terry Alford, University Press of Mississippi, 1996, p. 83.

Nora Titone, My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry That Led to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Free Press, 2010, p. 319.

William A. Tidwell, James O. Hall and David Winfield Gaddy, Come Retribution: The Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Lincoln, University Press of Mississippi, 1988, p. 263.

Buckley, Owen. “Johnson’s Island POW Camp”. MHUGL. Retrieved September 11, 2017.

Britten, Christopher (Spring 2010). “Cooped Up and Powerless When My Home Is Invaded: Southern Prisoners at Johnson’s Island in Their Own Words”. Ohio Valley History. 10 (1): 53–72.

“Johnson’s Island – Ohio History Central”. Retrieved October 4, 2021.

“National Register Information System”. National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.

Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison Archived October 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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