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- Lincoln’s son Todd was there, as was many of his advisors - Dr. Charles Leale (1842-1932), an Army surgeon, was at the play and first to treat Lincoln - He stayed with Lincoln and even held his hand as he passed - Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869) said of Lincoln “now he belongs to the ages” - Some claim he said “angels” but most believe ages Loss of a Great President - Lincoln immediately became a martyr to people in the Union and the North - Before Lincoln died, few people appreciated his greatness - His sudden and dramatic death made people remember him for his good actions - People in the North were angered and demanded punishment for the South - At first, southerners cheered Lincoln’s assassination, but this later changed - Lincoln promised to treat the South fairly after war
28 - Without Lincoln around, Reconstruction in South was much harder - Lincoln was president during America’s greatest crisis - He faced unprecedented challenges and always seemed to find the answer - The Lincoln Memorial, in Washington D.C., was completed on May 30 th , 1922 - Sitting on 164 acres, it cost almost $3 million to build - He was a successful war president, which many forget today - After his death, Andrew Johnson was sworn in as president Manhunt: John Wilkes Booth - For 12 days, a massive national manhunt took place to find John Wilkes Booth - The night of April 14th, 1865, Booth and David Herold (1842-1865) stayed at Surratt’s Tavern - They had stored guns and equipment there and would leave next morning - On April 15th, 1865, Booth and Herold reached Dr. Samuel Mudd, who sets his foot for him - Dr. Mudd claimed he didn’t know Booth had shot Lincoln - On same day, Union General Grant sends Army to search for Booth - On April 16th, 1865, Booth and Herold reached home of Samuel Cox - Cox was a Confederate sympathizer and tried to help Booth - Cox (1819-1880) would be sent to prison and would die in 1880 - Booth and Herold hid in woods until April 21st, 1865 - On April 18th, Union soldiers find Booth’s boot at Dr. Samuel Mudd’s house - Booth and David Herold were hiding near a swamp from Union soldiers - On April 22nd, 1865, Booth and Herold tried to sneak across Potomac River - They got lost and ended up at home of Conf. Col. John J. Hughes (1813-1888) - Hughes gave them food and helped them cross Potomac River - Hughes served time in prison and would die in 1888 - On April 23rd, 1865, Booth and Herold reached a cabin of a free African-American couple - Booth and Herold drives out William Lucas and his wife, from their cabin - On April 24th, Booth and Herold reach Richard Garrett’s Farm and claiming to be wounded soldiers - They tell the Garrett’s they need help and are allowed to stay in the barn - On April 25th, 1865, Union Army gets a tip about the location of Booth - They head to Garrett’s Farm - At 2:30am, on April 26th, 1865, the 16th Union New York Cavalry surrounded the barn - David Herold immediately surrenders, but Booth refuses - Union soldiers set the barn on fire and Booth ran out - He was shot in the neck and dies about 5 hours later Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy - The Lincoln Assassination was a part of a bigger plan John Wilkes Booth had for April 14th, 1865 - Lewis Powell (1844-1865) and David Herold were to kill Secretary of State William H. Seward

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