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The evening of April, 14 1865 Outside Ford's Theater
This play should be good.
President Lincoln and his wife are about to see the play My American Cousin
John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the head with a pistol
"Ever thur to tyrants!"
Major Henry R. Rathbone, tries to stop booth from escaping.
Stop that man!
John Wilkes Booth tries to makes an escape by jumping out of the balcony. He breaks his leg. He stumbled across the stage and out the back door.
Lincoln was taken to a boarding-house opposite the theater, but the doctors' best efforts failed. Nine hours later, at 7:22 AM on April 15th, Lincoln died.
Booth was shot and captured while hiding in a barn near Bowling Green, Virginia, and died later the same day, April 26, 1865. Four co-conspirators, Paine, George Atzerodt, David Herold, and Mary Surratt, were hanged at the gallows of the Old Penitentiary, on the site of present-day Fort McNair, on July 7, 1865.
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