Posted: April 15, 2019 Filed under: Day in History, Deaths, Teasers, Topics in Chronicling America, U.S. History
Today in history — April 15, 1865 — President Abraham Lincoln died — John Wilkes Booth shot him while he watched a show in Ford’s Theater. A nine-car funeral train carried the President’s body to Springfield, Illinois, where he was buried on May 4.
Many of the co-conspirators were captured, and on April 24, John Wilkes Booth was shot in a farm in Bowling Green, VA, and died three hours later. The co-conspirators also tried to kill Secretary Seward and Vice President Johnson and were tried and convicted.
Read more about it in “Lincoln Assassination.”