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Abraham Lincoln Project
Updated: 2/4/2020
Abraham Lincoln Project
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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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