how was abraham lincoln assasinated

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this book is about what booth and lincoln were doing the day of the assassination and the assassination it's self.

Submitted: June 17, 2018

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How  was Abraham Lincoln assassinated June 11th 2018

 

Dedicated to my dad Jacob Bylund who gave me my love for History.

 

chapter one

 

Booth

 

It was the morning April 14th John Wilkes Booth is at  that the National Hotel eating breakfast at noon he would walk over to the Ford's Theater only a block away from Pennsylvania Avenue Ford's Theatre occasionally except mail as a courtesy to the actor's there was in fact a letter to booth.

 

Lincoln

 

That's a morning a letter arrived Mary Todd Lincoln had a letter hand-delivered to Ford's Theater stating that they would come to Ford's tonight to watch the play our American cousin  but that wasn't all General Euless S Grant was supposed to be joining them.

 

Chapter 2

 

Booth

 

By the time the messenger was gone Booth was sitting on the steps outside reading his letter informing him of the news the very man he had been plotting to kill coming to him he immediately started plotting his plan from the gunfire to small passageway leading to the outside.

 

Lincoln

 

Lincoln was at the table eating breakfast with his family planning his day the Lincolns Eldest  son Robert a junior officer on grants staff was home from the war Robert had been at the surrender of Appomattox  and his father was eager to hear the details later that day and had a meeting with his cabinet the secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles wrote in his diary that Lincoln had last night the same and usual dream about a very important event in the war, Lincoln has always believed and fear the power of Dreams.

 

Chapter 3

 

Booth

 

Next Food visited The Boarding House of Mary Surratt a 42 year old Widow and mother of John Harrison Surratt a secret Confederate agent and Friend of booth, John was not home. So Booth started making the practical decisions himself l the first one was weapon he chose a .44 Caliber single shot muzzle loading pistol in just in the event that that plan didn't work he carried a Rio Grande camping knife.

 

Lincoln

 

From the moment Lincoln was elected in 1860 people had been planning kidnappings and assassinations of him some people sent him death threats well others sent him poisoned food. there was a horrible plot in 1861 to kill Lincoln on his train when it passed through Baltimore to get to Washington DC for his first inauguration but detective Allan Pinkerton persuaded Lincoln to dress up and go in a few hours ahead of schedule.

 

Chapter 4

 

Booth

 

Before food left the National Hotel he slid the knife and his pistol into his pocket and gather the rest of his belongings he planned to travel light that night and addition to his weapon you brought extra clothes and boots with spurs on them money compass and photos of his five most favorite girlfriend but couldn't just kill Lincoln himself  he had to bring other people into the Assassination Lewis Powell, David Herold, John Surratt, George Astros and Samuel Arnold that night at 10 sharp booth And his associate would kill the union leaders in order to do that Booth Powell and Astros would kill vice president Lyndon Johnson Secretary of State Seward and President Lincoln.

 

Lincoln

 

buy now Lincoln and Mary would be arriving at Ford's a little late and getting set up and their box the play had already begun Booth starts to come up stairs to the box there was supposed to be a security guard at the door but instead it was just one of Lincoln's serving Booth  could get himself through any door in Washington DC just with a signed photograph that is how he got in when he first got in he went over to the corner where the music stand was placed and brought it back out with him then he put it against the door leading up from the stairway so no one could follow him the next thing he did was went over to the wall where he had drilled a hole earlier and looked in to see where everyone was Booth first saw Lincoln on the far left and a rocking chair closest to him was Mary in  a wooden chair next to her was Clara Harris and next to her was Major Rathbone. after that he waited for the right moment we're only one person was on the stage he knew the lines by heart and knew when the audience would laugh he hoped that the audience would laugh hard enough so that the gunshot could not be heard as soon as Booth heard the line he walked in the gun in his right hand knife and his left gun cocked and he squeezed the trigger the bullet went straight into Lincoln Skull it made a line straight through his chestnut brown hair it hit his brain and that's where it's slowed down and eventually stopped landing behind his right eye he just went limp. The president had been shot.




 


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