Abraham Lincoln And The American Civil War

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Per a cited resource (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-lincoln-dies) Abraham Lincoln our 16th president of the Unite States of America was fatally shot on April 14, 1865 in the back of the head in the Presidential box at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. but, actually passed away at 7:22 a.m. the next day. Lincoln was taken to a home across the street, where he died, from the bullet wound he inflicted the night before. Lincoln survived nine hours after his assassination took place making him the first President to get assassinated in the United States of America. By well-known actor also affiliated with The Confederate Party John Wilkes Booth. His death came six days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox, ending the American Civil War. Booth, who despite his Confederate sympathies resided in the north, while his initially plot was to capture President Lincoln and take him to Richmond, the Confederate capital. Howbeit, on March 20, 1865, the day of the planned kidnapping, the president failed to show up at attended spot where Booth and his six fellow conspirators waited and were unsuccessful. Although a couple of weeks later, Richmond fell to Union forces. In April, with Confederate armies near collapse across the South, Booth hatched a desperate plan to save the Confederacy. After obtaining information that President Lincoln was to attend Laura Keene’s performance in Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater on April 14,…
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