was the result of a grand, mastermind play.
The confederates had a connection to the assassination which is found in documents
Letters found that were coded in Booth's trunk at the Nation Hotel, led him to a connection with the Confederacy.
Beaded on testimonies, the Confederates took part in the assassination of the President
Confederate Secretary of State, Judah Benjamin, burned all records before Richmond was evacuated. He escaped to London and never returned to the United States. this is though by the theorists Confederacy Grand Conspiracy.
Also, the Confederates previously showed a dislike towards Lincoln as the plotted before to blow the White House up, this information is told by Geroge Atzerodt, a member if the conspiracy.