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The Death of John Wilkes Booth

On April 24, 1865, John Wilkes Booth and David Herold continued their escape to Port Royal, Virginia following Booth’s assassination of President Lincoln on several days earlier on April 14, 1865. 341 more words

Now He Belongs to the Ages: Commemorating Lincoln at Ford's Theatre

It has been (and continues to be) a busy time for me recently.  With no time to write any blog posts here, I asked Kate to be a guest author here on BoothieBarn.   1,243 more words

Ford's Theatre, 514 10th St NW, Washington, DC

President Abraham Lincoln shot on April 14, 1865, while attending the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre.

From back of postcard:
“The restored interior of Ford’s Theare, showing the draped Presidental Box, as it was the night of Lincoln’s assassination, April 14, 1865.” 97 more words

Theatre Talks

With Charity for All: What Abraham Lincoln Can Teach us About Religious Freedom

Abraham Lincoln is by far the most famous of American presidents, and not just because he cut an impressive, bearded and stovepipe-hatted figure that forever gave… 1,884 more words

The War This Week: Apr 13-19, 1865

Thursday, April 13

Major General William T. Sherman’s Federal army entered the North Carolina capital of Raleigh. Confederates under General Joseph E. Johnston moved from Greensboro to Hillsboro, North Carolina. 723 more words

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The Civil War This Week: Apr 13-19, 1865

Thursday, April 13

Major General William T. Sherman’s Federal army entered the North Carolina capital of Raleigh. Confederates under General Joseph E. Johnston moved from Greensboro to Hillsboro, North Carolina. 684 more words

Politics

The Funeral of President Lincoln

This month marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination. Given the historical distance, though, it’s hard for us to really appreciate how traumatic this event was — especially when, in the days preceding it, there was so much to celebrate.  795 more words

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