An Awesometalk With STEVEN G. MILLER, expert on the hunt for John Wilkes Booth

August 01, 2010: Barry Cauchon

Steven G. Miller, expert on the hunt for John Wilkes Booth

An Awesometalk With Steven G. Miller

Duration: 42:28

Steven G. Miller knows more about the hunt for John Wilkes Booth and the men who participated in it than most people in the world. He has been researching the subject for thirty years. However, if you try to call him an expert in the subject he frowns upon the title. There is just too much more to learn so an expert, he says, he is not!

Despite Steven’s objections, many of us believe that he is an expert and the best person to talk to regarding the hunt for John Wilkes Booth and what really happened in his final hours.

Steven is a gifted researcher, writer and historian. He has written numerous articles for magazines and periodicals and has one unpublished book about the eyewitness accounts taken from the Garrett farm the night John Wilkes Booth was captured and killed..

I’ve known Steve for about two years and he always has something amazing to share. He’s also a pretty humorous guy with a really dry wit.

Steve will be speaking for the sixth time at the Surratt Society Assassination Conference in Clinton, MD next March 19, 2011. For more details, go to the Surratt Society website at:




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  1. Thank you for your time to read this. My wife was going through some of her grandparents things and came across a small photo that is of JWB in his late teens maybe. The frame is well over 100 years. There is a note attached that reads ” Mary Booth Wood siad this picture of John Booth is very valuable”. Now it is know that her grandfather’s family was some how related to the Booths. Didn’t know if you would be interested in looking at it to see if it holds any historic significants. Thank you.

    Buck Thompson
    Orlando, FL 407-405-5554

    • Hi Buck: Thank you for your comment. It is a very interesting story that I’d like to hear more about. Do you have a scan of the image that you can send to me to look at? If so, please send it to You never know what someone may have in their attics so this is potentially a very interesting find. Can you fill me in on anything else regarding how your wife’s grandparents came into possession of the photograph. The more you can tell me, the better chance I’ll have at being able to give you some information.

  2. Hi
    I understand that you were part of a group trying to get the remains in JWBs brought up for DNA testing. I See that you have hit many roadblocks along the way and was just wondering as of today what the Surratt Society has found out. It seems the more I read the more conflicting information is there to be found. I would be very thankful for anyinformation you can give me.
    Take care

    • Hi Roy: Thank you for writing. This is a good question that I’m sure Stephen G. Miller can answer for you. I will forward your message to him and post his response here once I hear back. Thank you for your interest in A Little Touch of History.

  3. Trying to reach Steven G. Miller who was one of my witnesses in the 1995 Booth exhumation trial. My name is Francis J. Gorman. My number is 410 493 5230. Thanks you for passing this message along to Steve. Frank 29 March 2019

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