Today marks the 149th anniversary of one of America's darkest periods: the death of President Abraham Lincoln, who had been shot by John Wilkes Boothe at Ford's Theater the previous night. Natalie Stetson at the Seward House Museum says the assassination was part of a more sinister plan.
Stetson says the plan quick unraveled.
Unfortunately, Seward did not fair as well. A carriage accident one week prior left him bedridden and an easy target. Seward was slashed in the face by Lewis Powell, a Confederate soldier. Powell was later hanged with the other conspirators.
Take a listen to the whole story of the attempted assassination of William Seward from Natalie Stetson below.