President Lincoln Dies

April 15, 1865

 After he was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth the previous night, Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m. from the wound at William Peterson's boarding house. The Peterson House is across the street from Ford's Theater, where the President and Mrs. Lincoln had been attending a play. At the time of his death, Lincoln was 56 years old. After he was pronounced dead, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton supposedly uttered the famous words, "Now he belongs to the ages."

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