President Lincoln’s AssassinationPosted: April 19, 2016
This month in history — April 15, 1865 — President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth during a special performance at Ford’s Theater.
A nine-car funeral train carried the body of the President to Springfield, Illinois, where he was buried on May 4th.
Many of the co-conspirators were captured, including those who plotted it. John Wilkes Booth was shot after being traced to a farm in Bowling Green, VA on April 24th. A U.S. army commission tried the rest and convicted them.
Read more about it in “Lincoln Assassination.”