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Lincoln Originals at Cincinnati Museum Center

1865

Abraham Lincoln in 1865
Abraham Lincoln in 1865

Highlights from 1865:

January 31 - Congress approves the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery. The amendment is ratified on December 18.

March 4 - President Lincoln was inaugurated.

April 9 - Gen. Lee surrendered his Confederate Army to Gen. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.

April 14 - President Lincoln shot by assassin John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.

April 15 - At 7:22 in the morning, Lincoln died from his wound.

April 26 - John Wilkes Booth shot and killed by Union forces pursuing him.

May 4 - Lincoln laid to rest in Springfield, Illinois.

June 2 - The last Confederate forces surrender.


Lincoln Originals:

Announcement of Booth Performance Announcement of Performance
by Junius Booth, April 14, 1865
Mourning Ribbon Mourning Ribbon, 1865