Abram Snay, brother of my 3rd great-grandmother, Mary Jane (Snay) Swinyer, was a member of the cavalry who captured John Wilkes Booth.
"Colonel Baker sent to General Hancock for twenty-five mounted men to aid him in the pursuit. These were sent under Lieutenant Dougherty, and Baker placed them under the control of Lieutenant-Colonel Conger, and of his cousin, Lieutenant L. B. Baker, and dispatched them to Belle Plain, with orders to scour the country about Port Royal."
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"After eleven days had transpired since the death of the President, his murderer, John Wilkes Booth, was discovered in a barn on Garrett's farm near Port Royal on the Rappahannock. Immediately after the murder Colonel Baker of the detective service set out to find Booth's hiding place."[Source: Page 446]