Lincoln Comic
Updated: 1/17/2020
Lincoln Comic
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Storyboard Text

  • On March 17, 1865, 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.
  • On April 14, 1865, While attending an evening performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater, the President is shot by John Wilkes Booth . A
  • Lincoln's body departs Washington in a nine-car funeral train. The 1,700 mile back to Illinois would essentially be over the same tracks that carried the then Presidential-elect east in 1861.
  • On April 14, 1865, After a medical examination by Dr. Charles Leale, Lincoln's body is carried to a bedroom in the nearby Petersen House.
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  • On July 7, 1865, George Atzerodt, David Herold, Lewis Powel, and Mary Surratt are executed by hanging at the Old Penitentiary in Washington.
  • On April 26, 1865, After Herold gives himself up, Booth is shot and killed by Corporal Boston Corbett.
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