The Killing of Lincoln

The Killing of Lincoln

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  • Lincoln Arrives at Theater
  • It is a beautiful night outside, don't you think?
  • Lincoln Watches "Our American Cousin"
  • "Miss Florence, will you be kind enough to tell Miss Georgina all about that American relative of yours."  
  • Lincoln is Shot
  • Freedom!
  • Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, arrive at the Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865 to see the play "Our American Cousin" along with Major General Henry Rathbone and fiance Clara Harris.
  • "Our American Cousin" is a comedy that was greatly favored by the public.  It includes three acts an was written by Tom Taylor.
  • Around 10:30 p.m, John Wilkes Booth snuck into the President's Box, for it was not being guarded at the time.  Booth shot Lincoln with a derringer.  Lincoln would die around 7:22 the next morning on April 15, 1865.
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