President Lincoln’s Assassination

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.”

“Lincoln Assassination”
http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/lincoln.html

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