A dubious historical "re-enactment" proposing that Lincoln (portrayed by Anderson) was the victim of a conspiracy organized by Secretary of War Edward Stanton (portrayed by Middleton). Supposedly the secretary and his supporters were displeased with Lincoln's willingness to rebuild the
South, so they secretly met and plotted to abduct the President. The "official" plan is to have confederate spy Boyd (played by Greene) kidnap Lincoln from the historic Ford's Theater. Booth (portrayed by Dillman), however, learns of the plan and takes advantage of the opportunity to assassinate
Lincoln. A massive search takes place, and a suspect is gunned down--Boyd, not Booth. The...