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FROM-- SET EIGHT, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

(Topic Ninety-eight:  President Lincoln is Assassinated Home Page

& Topic Ten:  President Lincoln assassinated at Ford Theater)

       The Civil War would start in 1861. With the anti-slave Abraham Lincoln taking office, the country would split.  All of these events and the times would bring about hatred and desires to kill the President, especially in the southern city of Washington D.C. 

       Part One below will cover the highlights of the time before the assassination.  Later parts will take us through the assassination and the funerals.

       Parts Two through Eleven, will cover the assassination and the aftermath to Lincoln's burial at Springfield, and the tomb. 


Lincoln's Spectacles that he had with him at the theater--  from the Library of Congress Collections

Go to the 16th President Site to See Actual Lincoln Realia--items that he had with him the night of the assassination.  There are resources and quick-practice questions on this site also.


READ AN 1866 ONLINE BOOK BY GEORGE ALFRED TOWNSEND

Photo portrait of Abraham Lincoln taken in February, 1865 by Alexander Gardner.  National Portrait Gallery

An 1866 book (on-line): Assassination of Abraham Lincoln from Awesome Stories website is available. 

This is a chapter book neatly organized.

 

 

The President's head dropped upon his shoulders;the ball was in his brain.

 George Alfred Townsend

Special Correspondent in
The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth
1866


CLICK THE BOX THAT YOU WANT TO STUDY.

1. Before the Assassination—Timeline—the Lincolns and John Wilkes Booth

 

 

2. April 14th and at the Theater-- Who did what, when and where?

 

 

3. The Assassination-- Who, What, When and Where?

 

 

4.Taking the wounded President to the Peterson House—Who, What, When and Where?

 

 

5.The shooter escapes-- Where did he go, and what happened to him?

 

 
   6. After the Assassination—The News Gets Out!

 

 
   7. The Lincoln family:  What happened to Mary and Tad the Night of the Assassination and Afterwards?

 

 

8. The President is taken to Springfield, along with the body of Willy

 

 
  9. The Springfield Funeral

 

 

10.   Lincoln is buried in a temporary vault at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois

 

 
    11.    Lincoln's Tomb, Springfield, Illinois at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois

 

 

 

---CONCLUSION---

 

 16th President Activity Collection

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