The Murder Of A President

This old Lithograph illustrates the events of April 14, 1865. After the shooting, the unconscious president was carried across the street from the theater to the small home owned by a tailor named Petersen. Lincoln passed away there near dawn the next day.

, Booth's single-shot derringer mm mm

Knife used to slash Major Rathbonp

, Booth's single-shot derringer

Laura Keene Lincoln

PLAYING AT FORD'S THEATRE

This is a playbill for the feature performed at Ford's Theatre the night of April 14. Laura Keene, the star of Our American Cousin, knew Booth. She was briefly detained by the police. However, she had no part in the plot to kill the president.

Mary Todd Lincoln

PLAYING AT FORD'S THEATRE

This is a playbill for the feature performed at Ford's Theatre the night of April 14. Laura Keene, the star of Our American Cousin, knew Booth. She was briefly detained by the police. However, she had no part in the plot to kill the president.

DAVIS'S DUNGEON PRISON

Jefferson Davis was held in a dank dungeon cell inside the stone walls of Fort Monroe, Virginia. He was never out of sight of the guards, and for a long time he was manacled to an iron ball and chain. A jury was selected in anticipation of a trial in which he would be charged with various crimes against the United States. However, no trial was ever held. After two years of confinement, Davis was bailed out of prison with funds raised by Northern newspaper publisher Horace Greeley.

Mary Todd Lincoln

Clara Harris

Major Henry Rathbone

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