October 18, 2018

Today in History: Lincoln Shot!

National calamity! Lincoln & Seward assassinated!!
Today in History–April 14–the Library of Congress features the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot on this day in 1865. Learn more about tragic day in United States history by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access secondary sources, all types of primary sources, and teaching resources related to the death of President Lincoln.

Lincoln assassination summary (overview, timeline, gallery)

Lincoln’s pockets (story from America’s Library)

Lincoln Conspiracy Trial Professor Douglas O. Linder, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School

Library of Congress blog posts

Assassination primary sources

Funeral & tribute primary sources

Learning resources

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