President Lincoln’s Death – 150 years ago on Good Friday 1865

Following so closely the Lee Surrender @ Appomattox Court House;
President Lincoln’s fateful trip to Ford’s Theater for “An American Cousin” is remembered in these images:
Memories about our 16th President’s Assassination – 150 years ago.

Recall that Secretary of State Seward was also attacked on that sad Good Friday – luckily he survived his knife attack by a Booth co-conspirator. Vice President Andrew Johnson was also an intended target – yet his attacker did not follow through with his assignment.

Our first presidential assassination, national mourning, Reconstruction and tumultuous times ensued.

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