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    Depiction of The assassination of Abraham Lincoln. From left to right: Henry Rathbone, Clara Harris, Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and Booth. Witness Lt. A.M.S. Crawford was seated close to the presidential box. He gave a statement to Stanton and described someone who matched the description of John Wilkes Booth.

  • Stephanie Lewis

    Fords theatre. Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1856, at 7:22 AM. He was shot by John Wilkes Booth while seeing the play Our American Cousin. The greatest man hunt in USA history to date, began when John Wilkes Booth got away. He was shot and killed 10 days later while a barn was burning down. 2 other unsuccessful assassinations happened that night. The targets were Secretary of State William Seward, and Vice President Andrew Jackson.

  • Darla Carey

    *ABRAHAM LINCOLN ASSASSINATION: A clever and artful composite of the State Box at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Major Rathbone on the left with fiance, Clara Harris. Mary and the President sit watching the comedy Our American Cousin while in the dark background, J. Wilkes Booth is quietly creeps up from behind to deliver the fatal point blank gunshot to the President's head.

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