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15/04/1865 President Abraham Lincoln dies nine hours after being shot

Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln point-blank in the back of the head in president's box of Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.. Lincoln was carried to a boardinghouse across the street from the theater, but he never regained consciousness, and died in the early morning hours.


  • Essentials 

  • Background 

  • Preparations 

  • Assassination of Lincoln 

  • Powell attacks Seward 

  • Atzerodt fails to attack Johnson 

  • Reactions 

  • Flight and capture of the conspirators 

  • Conspirators' trial and execution