[Surfnetkids: 29 Jan 2014] Assassination of Abraham Lincoln



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#1. January 29, 2014

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#2. Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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As the Civil War was winding down, President Abraham Lincoln went to the theater to watch a comedy with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. The date was April 14, 1865. A well-known stage actor, John Wilkes Booth, entered the President’s unguarded box at the Ford Theater, and shot him in the back of the head. President Lincoln died the next day. He was the first American president to be assassinated.

Eyewitness to History: The Death of President Lincoln, 1865
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“The President had been carried across the street from the theater to the house of a Mr. Peterson. We entered by ascending a flight of steps above the basement and passing through a long hall to the rear, where the President lay extended on a bed, breathing heavily.” Read about the events of April 14, 1865, as witnessed by Gideon Welles, Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy. After a brief introduction, the story switches to Welles’ first-person account (about midway down the page).

FBI: The Case of Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination Pistol
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The gun that John Wilkes Booth used to shoot President Lincoln was dropped at the Ford National Theater, and put on display there in 1940. But in the 1960s the gun was allegedly stolen, and replaced with a replica. The FBI Laboratory was called in 1997 to determine whether the gun at the Ford Theater was authentic or a fake. Visit this FBI webpage to learn about the investigation and their conclusion.

Library of Congress: Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
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“There were at least four conspirators in addition to Booth involved in the mayhem. Booth was shot and captured while hiding in a barn near Bowling Green, Virginia, and died later the same day, April 26, 1865. Four co-conspirators, Paine, George Atzerodt, David Herold, and Mary Surratt, were hanged at the gallows of the Old Penitentiary, on the site of present-day Fort McNair, on July 7, 1865.” Visit this Library of Congress mini-site to view the time line, and peruse the image gallery.

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