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Where was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?


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December 30, 2017 9:15AM

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theater, located at 511 10th St ,NW ,in Washington, DC, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. Lincoln was there to see an evening performance of the stage play, Our American Cousin, starring Laura Keene. The assassin, actor John Wilkes Booth, entered the unguarded Presidential box and shot Lincoln at close range in the back of the head.

President Lincoln was taken to the Peterson House across the street from Ford's Theater where he was in a coma for nine hours until he died on April 15, 1865 at 7:22 am.
He was assassinated at Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865
Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C.
Abraham Lincoln died at the Petersen House, located across the street from Ford's Theater, where he was shot by John Wilkes Booth.

President Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theater in Washington DC; he was sitting inside a box seat (an enclosed room with an opening facing the stage.) with his wife, Major Henry Rathbone, and his fiancé, Clara Harris.

John Wilkes Booth walked through the unlocked door to the box seat, as the watch guard who was supposed to be standing next to the door had left his post. Wilkes Booth shot the President once, in the back of the head.

The President was then quickly carried out of the theater. Across the street, at the Petersen House where One of the boarders at the Petersen House was young Henry Safford heard a disturbance in the street and quickly went out the front door. He saw the president being carried into the street and yelled, "Bring him in here. Bring him in here." The invitation was accepted.

The President was carried into the parlor, and onto a bed where he remained for the next 8.5-9 hours, comatose. Almost every doctor with in a day's travel, who had heard of the President's tragedy, offered to help, but the President never regained consciousness. He died on April 15, at 7:22am.
At the Petersen House, in Washington DC, across the street from Ford's theater.
Abraham Lincoln died in the Ford's Theater in the USA where he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on the 15th of April 1865 He did not die in Ford's Theater. He was shot there. He died the next day.

Peterson Boarding House

On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., where Abraham and Mary Todd were attending the play Our American Cousin. He died at 7:22 a.m. the following day, April 15th, at the Peterson Boarding House across the street from Ford's Theatre. Ford's Theatre is located a half mile east from the White House.
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April 18, 2017 9:31PM

Abraham Lincoln died at the Petersen House, located across the street from Ford's Theater, where he was shot by John Wilkes Booth. The house is located at 516 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 and is now a national museum, open to the public.

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May 19, 2011 4:14PM

He was shot at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC during a performance.