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  • March 17,1865 - A plot hatched by John Wilkes Booth to kidnap President Lincoln is aborted when the president fails to make a scheduled trip to a soldiers' hospital.
  • April 14, 1865- While attending an evening performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre, the President is shot by John Wilkes Booth .
  • April 15, 1865-President Lincoln dies at 7:22 a.m. At his bedside, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton remarks, "Now he belongs to the ages."
  • May 4,1865-Abraham Lincoln's body is finally laid to rest in a receiving vault at Springfield's Oak Ridge Cemetery.
  • May 10,1865-An army military commission is convened to try Mrs. Mary Surratt, David Herold, Lewis Powell, George Atzerodt, Edman Spangler, Michael O'Laughlin, Samuel Arnold, and Dr. Samuel Mudd for their parts in the conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln
  • July 7,1865-George Atzerodt, David Herold, Lewis Powell, and Mary Surratt are executed by hanging at the Old Penitentiary in Washington, for their part in the assassination conspiracy.
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