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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
ng out the salvation of the Republic. President Lincoln had been at City Point and vicinity, for report its results to his Government. Captain Robert Lincoln, the President's son, was one of his shim, he invited that gentleman to accompany Mrs. Lincoln and himself to the theater, but previous en. Lincoln and a little party Composed of Mrs. Lincoln, Major H. R. Rathbone, and Miss Clara W. Haere seated, and. after presenting a card to Mr. Lincoln's messenger, in the passage way, At nine pistol over the back of the chair, he shot Mr. Lincoln in the head. The ball entered back of the t twenty-two minutes past seven o'clock. Mrs. Lincoln, half dead with fright and grief, was taken The writer is indebted to the kindness of Robert Lincoln, son of the President, for a photograph ofng the following inscription, also in French: Lincoln, honest man, abolished slavery, re-establishe failed. The medal was struck, and sent to Mrs. Lincoln, with the following letter, signed by the c[4 more...]