The Washington Post
LINCOLN'S BEEN SHOT
This evening at about 9:30 P.M., at Ford's Theatre, the President, while sitting in his private box with Mrs. LINCOLN, Mrs. HARRIS, and Major RATHBURN, was shot by as assassin, who suddenly entered the box and approached behind the President.
The assassin then leaped upon the stage, brandishing a large dagger or knife, and made his escape in the rear of the theatre.
The pistoi ball entered the back of the President's head and penetrated nearly through the head. The wound is mortal. The President has been insensible ever since it was inflicted, and is now dying.
President Lincoln posing for a presidential photo.
Lincoln's final hours
Clara Harris and Major Rathbone joined President and Mrs. Lincoln for a play at Ford's Theater.
The last family photo taken with Abraham Lincoln.