Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

The Lincoln conspirators moments before their execution on July 7, 1865 at the Washington Arsenal. Mary Surratt was the first woman executed by the US.

An amazing man...General Joshua Chamberlain, hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, professor of rhetoric and President of Bowdoin College. Also the character upon whom Jeff Daniel's character in Gettysburg was based.

"If we held one minutes silence for every victim of the holocaust... We would be silent for eleven and a half years"

The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY.