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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
ed chair. The play was Diagram of box occupied by President Lincoln in Theatre. [O. Dark corridor leading from the dress-circle to box.—H. Entrance to corridor.—I. The bar used by Booth to prevent entrance from without.—J. Dress-circle.—K. The parquette.—L. The foot-lights.—M. The stage.— F. Open door to the President's box.—G. Closed door.—N. Place where Booth vaulted over to the stage below. A, B, C, D, E. Chairs and settee.—A. President Lincoln; B. Mrs. Lincoln; C. Major Rathbone; D. Miss Harris; E. Mrs. Ira Harris.] Our American cousin; and just before its close, at a little past ten o'clock, John Wilkes Booth, an actor, entered the President's box, closed and fastened the door Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was assassinated. behind him, and, with a derringer pistol in one hand and a dagger in the other, he rested the former on the back of the chair occupied by the President and shot him. The ball entered behind his ear, passed through his brain, and lodged near