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’s Assassination

Previous attempt After Lincoln became president in 1861 threats against his life became common. The first attempt to murder him was during his voyage to the nation’s capital from his residence in Springfield, Illinois. The newly elected president...

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.