President Abraham Lincoln

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This Day in History: On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at the Ford’s Theatre. This occurred days after the end of the Civil War.

On April 20th, a funeral was held for President Lincoln at the White House. Two days later, Lincoln’s funeral train departed from Washington, D.C. where it traveled around the U.S. for twelve days giving Americans an opportunity to mourn the loss of one of America’s greatest presidents.

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