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Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Friday, April 14 th , 1865. 7am to 2pm - Breakfast with family, met with cabinet, visitors, invited Grants to theater, met with Vice-President 2pm - lunch with Mrs. Lincoln

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Friday april 14 th 1865
Friday, April 14th, 1865

  • 7am to 2pm - Breakfast with family, met with cabinet, visitors, invited Grants to theater, met with Vice-President

  • 2pm - lunch with Mrs. Lincoln

  • 3pm to 8pm – met with former slave, various other individuals including a one-armed soldier, carriage ride

  • 8pm – arrived Ford’s theater late, actors paused for playing of ‘Hail to the Chief’, the play American Cousin resumed










What about the conspirators
What about the conspirators?

John Wilkes Booth

Lewis Powell

David Herold

Michael O’Lauglin

John Surratt

Edman Spangler

Samuel Arnold

George Atzerodt

Mary Surrat

Not pictured

Dr. Samuel Mudd


Facts
Facts

  • 15 other people had turned down invitation to the theater

  • Andrew Johnson sworn in at 10 am April 15th

  • 1st President to be assassinated

  • Assassination took place on a Good Friday

  • Mary Todd Lincoln did not attend funeral

  • Died without a will

  • Lincoln’s body was delivered with his son’s body on a train to Illinois to be buried together


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