On April 14th, 1865 the United States was shocked to hear the news of Abraham Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth, inside of Ford's Theatre. As America's first murdered President, and against the dramatic backdrop of the Civil War, Lincoln's assassination beguiled historians and researchers for over one-hundred-fifty years. The details of the victims and conspirators feeds a never ending interest and desire to know more about what caused the event and repercussions that stemmed from it.
On this site you will find specifics on every portion of the assassination. From the plot of John Wilkes Booth and his cohorts to Lincoln's interactions on that fateful day. Simply select a category to find out more about the person, topic or item.