It is historically ALLEGED, generally believed and written in history books that Booth was shot and killed in a barn by pursing soldiers. HOWEVER, there is mighty credible evidence that shows he was NOT killed but someone else who was mistaken for him, and the soldiers covered it up, thus ending the pursuit of Booth who died many years later, and he not only had the physical scars but the healed broken leg to prove it was HIM.
In 1877, a man made his deathbed confession with witnesses present of being John Wilkes Booth; however, he lived and disappeared before the authorities could question him. Many years later, a man locked himself up in a hotel room, took an huge quantity of arsenic and died, leaving behind notes that he was John Wilkes Booth, and he resembled the man who made his deathbed confession in 1877. He had all the scars and healhted broken foot. Of course, there was a government cover-up; the government is not likely to admit they bungled the assassination of a President (similar to JFK's assassination "investigation" riddled with contradictions to this very day).