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A plot hatched by John Wilkes Booth to kidnap President Lincoln is aborted when the president fails to make a scheduled trip to a soldiers' hospital.
While attending an evening performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre, the President is shot by John Wilkes Booth.
President Lincoln dies at 7:22 a.m. At his bedside, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton remarks, "Now he belongs to the ages.
Having broken his right fibula while jumping to the stage at Ford's Theatre, Booth stops at the house of Dr. Samuel.
Lincoln's body departs Washington in a nine-car funeral train. The 1,700-mile trip back to Illinois would essentially be over the same tracks that carried the then President-elect east in 1861.
Near Bowling Green, Virginia tobacco barn. Booth and Herold are apprehended in a Booth is shot and killed by Corporal Boston Corbett.
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