Since the war had just ended, Lincoln and his wife decided to go see a play. The play they were going to see would be Our American Cousin, a comedy.
Around the afternoon Lincoln arrived to the play with his wife and two more friends. However they arrived later than expected to the play.
They arrived when everyone was seated. People watched as they hurried to booth 7 to see the play. They got in their seats and enjoyed the play. However John Wilkes Booth was making his way up onto their booth.
As John Wilkes Booth got to Lincoln he shot him in the back of the head and was able to escape. He made it out of the theater but not before causing any chaos.
After Lincoln was shot he was carried by others to a nearby house to be taken care of. A doctor that was at the play took care of him while he was injured.
However, Lincoln didn't make it through the night. He had died around midnight. And as for John Wilkes booth he was caught a few days after Lincoln's death.