Lincoln

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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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