Abraham lincoln, the 16th president of the united states, was assassinated by well-known stage actor john wilkes booth on april 14, 1865, while attending the play our american cousin at ford's theatre in washington, dc shot in the head as he watched the play, lincoln died the following day at 7:22 am, in the petersen house opposite. Official notice of the death of the late president, abraham lincoln, was given by the heads of departments this morning to andrew johnson , vice.
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Abraham lincoln was known as the great emancipator he was also noted for his intense honesty and often called honest abe he served as the president of the. Commentary and archival information about abraham lincoln from the new york times news about abraham lincoln and the death of slavery. Find out more about the history of abraham lincoln’s assassination, including videos, interesting articles, pictures lincoln’s death and autopsy.
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On april 3, 1865, abraham lincoln entered richmond, virginia, the confederate capital only hours before, president jefferson davis had fled as lincoln walked through the streets escorted by ten sailors, crowds of african americans shouted glory to god glory glory glory glory, hallelujah the. President abraham lincoln was shot 150 years ago today by john wilkes booth during a performance of our american cousin at ford's theatre in washington, dc at 10:15, booth slipped into the lincolns private box above the stage and fired his 44-caliber single-shot derringer into the back of. Abraham lincoln (february 12, 1809 – april 15, 1865) was an american statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the united states from. Abraham lincoln s death on april 15 1865 abraham lincoln died in bed after being shot by john wilkes booth the previous evening.