Category - Assassination

Last Speech by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln last public address was given on April 11, 1865 outside of the White House. Two days earlier General Ulysses Grant had defeated the Confederate Army under General Lee in Appomattox.


Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 am on April 15, 1865. He was 56 years old. He was shot by John Wilkes Booth.

John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth was an actor and a confederate sympathizer who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theater on April 14, 1865.