152 Years Ago Today

Today’s article brings back vivid memories to Washington and visiting the Peterson Boarding House where President where all present waited for his death.
Give Me Liberty
On Good Friday, April 14, 1865,  President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth.

It was five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant on Palm Sunday, April 9, 1865.President and Mrs. Lincoln, accompanied by Major Henry Rathbone and his Clara Harris went to Ford’s Theater.

They were there to see the play was Our American Cousin starring Miss Laura Keene.

Sometime after 10 pm. John Wilkes Booth entered the Presidential box sneaking up behind President Lincoln at that time Booth cowardly shot President Lincoln in the back of his head.



Painting of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, circa 1865. Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images

The  .44 caliber ball entered President Lincoln’s head in the occipital bone on the left side, the ball traveled through President Lincoln’s brain and lodged behind his right eye.Major Henry Rathbone attempted to stop Booth’s escape, Booth drew a Bowie knife and cut Major Rathbone from his left elbow to the shoulder.

Major Rathbone managed to grab a Booth’s coat tail as he jumped out of the presidential box causing Booths spur to catch on the Treasury flag that caused him to fall to the stage.

In the fall Booth broke his leg still brandishing his Bowie knife Booth shouted Sic Semper Tyrannis.

 Booth was in spite of the broken leg able to escape capture.


The unconscious President Lincoln was carried across the street to the Peterson Boarding House. 

The bed President Lincoln was placed on being too short was placed diagonally on the bed where the death watch began.

Then at 7:22:10 AM President Abraham Lincoln died Secretary Of War Edwin M. Stanton, said, “Now He Belongs To The Ages.”






About JCscuba

I am firmly devoted to bringing you the truth and the stories that the mainstream media ignores. Together we can restore our constitutional republic to what the founding fathers envisioned and fight back against the progressive movement. Obama nearly destroyed our country economically, militarily coupled with his racism he set us further on the march to becoming a Socialist State. Now it's up to President Trump to restore America to prominence. Republicans who refuse to go along with most of his agenda RINOs must be forced to walk the plank, they are RINOs and little else.
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