Lewis Powell

Soldier, Military Person

1844 – 1865

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Who was Lewis Powell?

Lewis Thornton Powell, also known as Lewis Payne and Lewis Paine, was a Confederate States Army soldier who attempted to assassinate United States Secretary of State William H. Seward in April 1865. He was one of four people hanged for playing a role in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.

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Born
Apr 22, 1844
Randolph County
Also known as
  • Lewis Payne
Parents
Profession
Lived in
  • Live Oak
  • Stewart County
Died
Jul 7, 1865
Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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