the last words Lincoln heard?
"You sockdologizing old mantrap." That line was stated
in the play, and as the audience laughed at the line,
immediately Booth fired at Lincoln.
What was the
last thing Lincoln consumed, and why is that ironic?
On his deathbed, to relieve pain and fight off his
infection, doctors administered whiskey. It is ironic because
Lincoln never drank.
War general and his wife were invited, but declined, an invitation to
Ford's Theatre the evening Lincoln was assassinated?
Gen. U.S. Grant and his wife, Julie, were invited to
accompany the Lincolns in the presidential box in the theater,
but the Grants chose to visit relatives out of town.
assassinating Lincoln, one of the conspirators hatched what unusual
plan for Lincoln at the theater?
One of the conspirators suggested that they kidnap
Lincoln by hoisting him over the front of the box and out of the
concerns that Lincoln might be assassinated on his way to and from
what building he visited nearly every day?
Lincoln visited the War Department almost daily to
receive reports from the battlefield.
contents of Lincoln's pockets the night he was assassinated was
currency. What monetary bill did he have in his pocket?
A Confederate $5 bill.
casket was reopened in 1901 while it was being relocated. How many
people viewed the body, and what was the only thing that had greatly
changed about Lincoln's appearance?
Twenty-three people viewed the body, including Robert
Todd Lincoln. Apparently, the assassinated president's facial
features and hair were all intact except that his eyebrows had
deceased person accompanied Lincoln on the funeral train to
Lincoln's son Willie, who had died in 1862 and was
temporarily buried in Washington, D.C.
coincidence occurred between Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes
Booth, and Robert Lincoln, the son of Abraham Lincoln?
In 1863, Robert Lincoln was boarding a train in
Washington, D.C., when he slipped and nearly fell in front of
the moving train. Edwin Booth saved him.