Civil War!

President Is Assassinated!

President Abraham Lincoln Found Dead!

On April 14, 1865, Mr. and Mrs.Lincoln were attending the play American Cousin at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. when John Wilkes Booth, an actor and the confederate sympathizer, entered the box in the balcony where Lincoln was sitting without anyone seeing him. Booth shot the president in the back of the head, then jumped towards the stage and escaped during the panic that followed the gun shot. Lincoln was then carried to William Petersen's house, The President died in the tailor's home a few hours later without ever gaining consciousness.

Booth escaped to virginia and hid inside of a barn near Port Royal, he was found on April 26. After refusing to surrender Booth was shot to death by union troops.