The death of Abraham Lincoln
was shot on Friday, April 14, 1865, while attending the play, Our American Cousin, at Fords Theater when the civil war was coming to a end, but then he was shot by a actor southern actor by the name of John Wilkes Booth who was later found by the union army hiding in a barn. The assassination happened 5 days after Robert E Lee surrendered to the union, ending the civil war for north and south.
John Wilkies Booth
After assassinating president Lincoln, John fled to his home in Maryland where he was fallowed by the union troops. They had a shoot out in Johns barn so the union troops got the idea to burn the barn down. That is how John died.
After Being shot that day, Lincoln survived till the next morning, where he died on April 15 1865
There was a old plan in 1860 by Booth to kidnap the president, but his accomplishes were soon caught in the process.