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President Lincoln dies from the head wound John Wilkes Booth inflicted eight hours before

Abraham Lincoln on his deathbed, 10th Street, Washington, DC, April 14-15, 1865, artist's impression, detail
04/15/1865
John Wilkes Booth had shot President Lincoln once in the head just after 10:30 p.m. the previous evening at  Ford's Theater in Washington. The stricken president was taken, gravely wounded but alive, to the Petersen Boarding House across the street.  Efforts to treat him were deemed futile and at seven twenty-two in the morning he quietly died there, never having regained consciousness.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Michael Burlingame, Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 2008), 2: 818-819.

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