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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.
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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