Lincoln’s Grave Robbers Characters

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers Characters

Allie Boyd
Counterfeiter, wife to Ben Boyd
Benjamin Boyd
One of the nation’s top engravers of counterfeit plates.
Mary Butterworth
Skilled counterfeiter in early 1700s Massachusetts
Jack Hughes
Shover of counterfeit currency, one of the Lincoln body snatchers.
James “Big Jim” Kennally
Boss of counterfeiting ring, mastermind behind Lincoln body snatching plot.
Nat Kinsey
Expert engraver, Secret Service informer.
Pete McCartney
Famous counterfeiter, brother-in-law to Ben Boyd
Terrence Mullen
Distributor of counterfeit currency, one of the Lincoln body snatchers.
Thomas Sharp
Leader of counterfeiting gang, failed in first attempt to steal Lincoln’s body.
James Brooks
Chief of the Secret Service at time of body snatching plot.
George Hay
Private detective, hired by Tyrrell to catch body snatchers.
Patrick Tyrrell
Chief Operative of Chicago District of the Secret Service, led attempt to catch body snatchers.
Elmer Washburn
Former chief of the Secret Service, assisted Tyrrell on body snatching case.
Belle Bruce
Resident of Springfield, helped expose first plot to steal Lincoln.
Charles Deane
Chicago lawyer, friend of Patrick Tyrrell.
John English
Reporter of the Chicago Tribune newspaper, first to break story of attempted tomb robbery.
Rutherford B. Hayes
Republican candidate for president in 1876.
Mary Todd Lincoln
Widow of Abraham Lincoln.
Bill Neely (A.K.A. Billy Brown)
Chicago bricklayer, roper for Secret Service.
William O’Brian
Defense lawyer, defended Hughes and Mullen at trial.
John Carroll Power
Custodian of Lincoln Monument.
Samuel Tilden
Democratic candidate for president in 1876.
Lewis C. Swegles
Career criminal, roper who informed Secret Service of plot to steal Lincoln’s body.
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