The President is Shot!
President Abraham Lincoln is Assassinated
April 14, 1865
Five days before this, the civil war had ended after years of fighting within our own nation. It was the north against the south, or the union against the confederates. Lincoln was leading the union and had ended up winning the war, mainly fighting for freedom of African Americans. It was likely this was the reason he had been assassinated, Booth was a confederate.
He was rushed to the hospital and suffered through the night. He eventually passed away at 7:22 AM April 17, 1865.
Booth hadn't yet been captured and was on the run, but there was a $100,000 reward offered for anyone that found him.
Meanwhile people were preparing for Lincoln's funeral and burial. The funeral took place in Columbus, Ohio on April 29. He was buried May 4 in Oak Field Cemetery. It was decided he would be buried in his home town of Springfield.
Still searching for Booth, detectives discovered another confederate was letting him along with a few others in on the assassination, stay in his barn. While the other men came out of the barn as soon as police arrived, Booth stayed strong for his country, or so he said and stayed hidden in the barn. In order to get him out, police burned down the barn and he was forced to surrender. He died later that day, March 10, and the country was put at rest.
His funeral took place in Columbus, Ohio on April 29.
Lincoln was buried May 4th in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield.
This is the building president Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in.