Sure, for a very short time, but so were others and he was allowed to continue his affluent life. His reasons for killing Lincoln were his alone. Although his actions would find favor with some Southerners it was not widely supported. The majority did not shed tears for President Lincoln but to be killed by one of his own, in such a manor, was not a phrase-worthy act. General Hunt Morgan had little regard for Copperheads and traitors within the North and did not want their help when he raided into Ohio. Lincoln's death was karma no doubt, but it was murder by a man who sought fame from that act.