Lincoln's is assassinated

By Leighton Jones

A Terrible Event

The President was assassinated on April 14, 1865. He was at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. As Lincoln is siting in a private box, when John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate Actor and sympathizer, entered the box without anyone seeing him and shoot Lincoln in the head and jumped on to the stage and escaped during the chaos on horseback. He fled to Port Royal, Virginia were Union troops tracked him and coroner him in a barn. He refused to surrender and on April 26 they shoot him to death. President Lincoln died in the house of William Peterson and died in a few hours.