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[John Wilkes Booth seated, with cane in hand]

[John Wilkes Booth seated, with cane in hand]

Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia. Samuel Arnold, a Lincoln conspirator (seated).  Photo by Alexander Gardner.  Arnold was part of a plot with Booth and others to kidnap Lincoln but dropped out before plans changed to assassination.  He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison but pardoned in 1869 by President Andrew Johnson.  He died in 1906.

Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia. Samuel Arnold, a Lincoln conspirator (seated). Photo by Alexander Gardner. Arnold was part of a plot with Booth and others to kidnap Lincoln but dropped out before plans changed to assassination. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison but pardoned in 1869 by President Andrew Johnson. He died in 1906.

02961 - President's box, Ford's Theatre; Washington, District of Columbia; April 1865 [LC-DIG-cwpb-02961]

02961 - President's box, Ford's Theatre; Washington, District of Columbia; April 1865 [LC-DIG-cwpb-02961]

Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped forward in his seat, Booth leapt onto the stage and escaped through the back door. A doctor in the audience rushed over to examine the paralyzed president. Lincoln was then carried across the street to Petersen's Boarding House, where he died early the next morning.

Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped forward in his seat, Booth leapt onto the stage and escaped through the back door. A doctor in the audience rushed over to examine the paralyzed president. Lincoln was then carried across the street to Petersen's Boarding House, where he died early the next morning.

April 14, 1865 - President Lincoln Assassinated just five days after the formal surrender of Lee’s army at Appomattox, Va. President Lincoln was assassinated while attending a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., by John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer...

April 14, 1865 - President Lincoln Assassinated just five days after the formal surrender of Lee’s army at Appomattox, Va. President Lincoln was assassinated while attending a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., by John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer...

Farm-to-fork food with farmer-sized portions. You can get anything that falls into one of the titular categories—sushi, pizza, steak, burgers, organic salads, etc. It’s a weird hybrid but it’s really good—and they feature local art throughout the restaurant. Homemade soda bar for those who prefer mocktails.

Farm-to-fork food with farmer-sized portions. You can get anything that falls into one of the titular categories—sushi, pizza, steak, burgers, organic salads, etc. It’s a weird hybrid but it’s really good—and they feature local art throughout the restaurant. Homemade soda bar for those who prefer mocktails.

The six-seat booth provides an intimate meeting place in the nation’s capital and has its own rotating menu. www.ACoupleofKidds.com

The six-seat booth provides an intimate meeting place in the nation’s capital and has its own rotating menu. www.ACoupleofKidds.com

photograph of Washington, D.C.; President Lincoln's box at Ford's Theater, where the assassination Happened. It was created in 1865.    The photo illustrates Washington, 1862-1865, the assassination of President Lincoln, April-July 1865.

photograph of Washington, D.C.; President Lincoln's box at Ford's Theater, where the assassination Happened. It was created in 1865. The photo illustrates Washington, 1862-1865, the assassination of President Lincoln, April-July 1865.

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