Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

Abraham was our president during the civil war which was in 1861.When he became president he was 56 years old.When he was assassinated he was in a musical theater.He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.The reason he was assassinated because Booth thought Abraham was encouraging the war.The assassination of Abraham Lincoln was the last big event since the civil war.Which took place on Good Friday on April 14 1865.The type of gun John used was a pistol He was shoot in back of the head and it went to his right eye.After he got shoot the john jumped off the balcony and broke his leg and manged to still get away.


When he was shot, he was paralyzed and he could hardly breathe. He was carried to a boarding-house right across the street of the theater. The doctor tried everything to save him for 9 hours. Every thing the doctor did failed. On April 14, 1865 at 7:22 a.m , Abe Lincoln died.

At almost the same time as when Abe was shot, Booth's partner, Lewis Paine, Attacked the Secretary, William Henry Seward. Paine sliced his throat twice. Then he fought through his sons, Frederick and Augustus Seward. Then he attacked the State Department messenger and a hospital corps veteran and escaped. A metal surgical collar saved William from dying.

On April 26 1865, Booth was captured and killed while hiding in a barn in Virginia. He has at least 4 partners that escaped. On July 7, 1865, his partners were found and captured. On the same day, Lewis Paine, George Atzerodt, David Herold, and Mary Surratt were hanged at Old Penitentiary. This happened on Present Day.