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Abraham Lincoln
used in Chasing Lincoln's Killer

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16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
  • Yes, he did kill Abraham Lincoln, but in every other way, Booth was a failure.
    p. 193.8
  • Abraham Lincoln had ordered work on building the Capitol dome to continue during the war as a sign that the Union would go on.
    p. 1.7
  • Abraham Lincoln rose from his chair and walked toward the podium.
    p. 2.3
  • The last photograph of Abraham Lincoln, taken by Samuel F. Warren on the White House balcony on March 6.
    p. 4.6
  • On April 10, Abraham Lincoln appeared at a second-floor window of the Executive Mansion, as the White House was known then, to greet a crowd of citizens celebrating General Lee's surrender.
    p. 5.8
  • The very next day, the tyrant Abraham Lincoln had visited his captive prize and had the nerve to sit behind the desk occupied by the first and last president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis.
    p. 9.6
  • Abraham Lincoln ate breakfast with his family and planned his day.
    p. 13.3
  • As late as January 1865, with the Confederacy in danger of collapse at any moment, not one of the conspiracies resulted in serious action against Abraham Lincoln.
    p. 23.8
  • But Abraham Lincoln recovered, and Mary did not.
    p. 29.2
  • Abraham Lincoln's entry to Ford's Theatre at 8:30 P.M. on April 14, 1865, was majestic and simple.
    p. 30.9
  • Ford's Theatre, site oil Abraham Lincoln's assassination
    p. 32.4
  • Had Booth tried, the sergeant and his guards would have shot the actor out of his saddle and the manhunt would have ended then and there, less than an hour after Booth had assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
    p. 64.9
  • The heartbeat was weak, the breathing irregular, but Abraham Lincoln was still alive.
    p. 68.8
  • Abraham Lincoln slept, too.
    p. 71.6
  • Actress Laura Keene's knowledge of the theater's layout enabled her to bypass the audience and crowds that stood between her and Abraham Lincoln.
    p. 71.9
  • Not a soul in Maryland knew yet that Abraham Lincoln had been shot.
    p. 78.5
  • In this elevated position, the near-lifeless body of Abraham Lincoln became visible to the entire crowd gathered below.
    p. 82.9
  • Except for a handful of doctors, government officials, and family friends who would enter the Petersen house, that glimpse of the president ascending the stairs was the last time Americans saw Abraham Lincoln alive.
    p. 83.2
  • At the Petersen house, Abraham Lincoln would soon have more doctors than he could ever want, but little use for any of them.
    p. 85.3
  • Abraham Lincoln's body was carried into the dim hallway that led to the rear of the boardinghouse.
    p. 85.4
  • He did not need doctors to tell him what would happen: Abraham Lincoln was going to die, and there was nothing the doctors could do about it.
    p. 87.9
  • And what of the president — had Booth killed Abraham Lincoln, or did the tyrant still live?
    p. 99.9
  • Edwin Stanton continued his investigation as Abraham Lincoln slept his last, deep sleep at the Petersen house.
    p. 101.1
  • At the Petersen house, Abraham Lincoln began the death struggle.
    p. 102.1
  • Abraham Lincoln took his last breath.
    p. 102.6
  • Abraham Lincoln died this morning at 22 minutes after 7 o'clock.
    p. 103.2
  • She later framed the cherished relic with dried flowers that had decorated Abraham Lincoln's coffin at the White House funeral.
    p. 105.4
  • The driver snapped the reins and the modest parade, escorted by a small group of bareheaded officers on foot, took Abraham Lincoln to the White House.
    p. 105.9
  • The morning Lincoln died, John Surratt heard the news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
    p. 107.7
  • Cutting open Abraham Lincoln's brain and body served little scientific purpose.
    p. 109.8
  • Then someone blurted it out: Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated in Washington last night!
    p. 111.3
  • Yes, Mudd had agreed to help Booth with the kidnapping of Abraham Lincoln, but no one had consulted him about murder!
    p. 112.9
  • He was no fan of Abraham Lincoln, the Union, or black people.
    p. 113.2
  • Abraham Lincoln's murder transformed a time of rejoicing in the capital to a time of mourning.
    p. 115.7
  • Even worse, Booth saw the beginning of a change in how Abraham Lincoln was viewed by America.
    p. 138.5
  • He had passed the point of no return: He had given aid and comfort to Abraham Lincoln's killers and now he lied about it to protect them.
    p. 140.4
  • Six magnificent white horses drawing a carriage carrying Abraham Lincoln's coffin made their way up the avenue.
    p. 140.9
  • Young John Garrett, back from an errand at a neighboring farm, reported that the U.S. government was offering a $140,000 reward for Abraham Lincoln's assassin.
    p. 159.5
  • For the last time, John Wilkes Booth saw the hands, now helpless, that had slain Abraham Lincoln.
    p. 177.1
  • The twelve-day chase for Abraham Lincoln's assassin was over.
    p. 177.9
  • Clara Harris and Henry Rathbone married, but eighteen years later he went insane and murdered her, using a gun and knife, the same type of weapons Booth carried the night he killed Abraham Lincoln.
    p. 192.1
  • Presidents come here again to attend plays, but out of respect for Abraham Lincoln, none sits in the president's box.
    p. 193.1
  • The restoration of the theater was meant as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, but Ford's has also become a memorial to his assassin.
    p. 193.2
  • The real hero is Abraham Lincoln and the principles for which he lived — and died: freedom and equal rights for all Americans.
    p. 193.9
  • If Ford's Theatre is Booth's place, then across the street there is a memorial to Abraham Lincoln.
    p. 194.3

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