ASSASINATION OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN CASE DOCUMENTS
Answer the appropriate source questions below. Be sure to answer in complete sentences so you can best show your
thinking, be a History Detective! Some questions may require you to look at all seven sources before answering, so if a
question seems confusing, skip it and return to it later!
What type of source is this? Letter
Who is writing this source and what connection does he/she have to the assignation? The
son of Mr. Knox, writing to his father saying the that the president is dead
Who was supposed to accompany President Lincoln to Ford’s Theater? General Grant.
What time does he arrive? 10:00
What time was Lincoln Shot?
What did the assassin shout after he killed President Lincoln and what does it mean? He
shouted 'sic semper tyrannis', the south is avenged" and it means “thus always to
What type of source is this? Transcript
Who is the source dealing with? Dr Samuel Mudd
Why did Booth stop at Dr. Samuel Mudd’s Residence? :
They wanted me to create a
splint and care for his injured leg.