On April 10th, Abraham Lincoln appeared on the second floor of the White House. He celebrated the surrender of General Lee with a crowd of citizens and entertained them with humor instead of giving a speech.
April 15th, 1865
On April 11th. a torchlight parade assembled on the driveway of the Executive Mansion. Abraham Lincoln gave a long speech and talked about rebuilding the south. He also talked how black people deserved the right to vote, but not all people agreed with this, one of them being John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln's speech provoked him and he promised that it would be the last speech he would ever give.
April 15th, 1965
On April 14th, 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was assasinated by John Wilkes Booth while watching "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre. Booth shot Lincoln with a pistol but the gunshot was muffled by the audience's laughter due to a comedic line that was delivered onstage. An interesting fact about the President is that he dreamed about his death the night before.
April 19th, 1865
On the morning of April 15th, President Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 am. His wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, never saw him again because she couldn't bare to see her deceased husband. A few hours later, she went to the White House. Shortly after Lincoln died, Stanton cut a lock of his hair and addressed it to Mary Jane Welles.
On the day of his death a small memorial service took place for Lincoln. The service was very simple and took place before his funeral. Soldiers wrapped Lincoln' body in the American Flag and carried his coffin to the White House in a horse drawn carriage as officers followed behind.
April 19th, 1865 was the most solemn day in the United States of America. It was the day of President Abraham Lincoln's funeral. Thousands of Americans waited to visit Lincoln's open casket. His coffin was carried in a carriage which was drawn by six beautiful white horses. After the ceremony, Lincoln's body was sent on a train to Springfield.