Abraham Lincoln was killed during the performance

25015 April, 21:8 / Source: ru.wikipedia.org
The murder of 16 US President Abraham Lincoln was committed on Friday April 14, 1865 in Washington at the play "Our American Cousin" (at the Ford Theater). Lincoln was mortally wounded by a gunshot to the head from a pistol by a supporter of southerners, actor John Wilkes Booth.

During the War of the North and the South, John Bout became an undercover agent for the Confederation who brought her contraband drugs. He participated in an anti-government conspiracy, the participants of which pondered first the abduction of President Abraham Lincoln, then, towards the end of the war, the murder of him and the main members of the US government. After the capitulation of the Confederate States of America on April 9, 1865, the country was to conduct a Reconstruction of the South.

Five days after the end of the war on April 14, 1865, at the play “Our American Cousin,” a supporter of Southerners, actor John Wilkes Booth, penetrated the presidential box and shot Lincoln in the head. Booth was not busy in the performance that was going on that day, and he had previously played in the Ford Theater only two times, but he often visited his friends-actors there and knew both the building and the theater repertoire well.
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During the funniest comedy scene, he entered the presidential box and shot him after one of the cues, so that the sound of the shot was drowned out by a burst of laughter. It is believed that Booth exclaimed in Latin “Sic semper tyrannis!” (“This is the fate of tyrants”, the motto of one of the southern states, Virginia).

In the resulting turmoil, Bout managed to escape. Meanwhile, the mortally wounded Lincoln was moved from the theater to the house opposite. The next morning, at 7 hours and 22 minutes on April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln passed away.

On April 26, 1865, Booth was caught up by police in the barn in Virginia. The barn was set on fire, Booth went out, armed with a revolver, and at that moment was mortally wounded in the neck by Boston Corbett. The last words that were said by John Booth: “Tell my mother that I died fighting for my country.”
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