Document for April 14th:
Police Blotter Listing the Assassination of President Lincoln, 04/14/1865
On April 14, 1865, as he sat in Ford's Theater watching a comedy, President Lincoln was assassinated. The District of Columbia Metropolitan Police blotter lists the assassination among the more mundane police business of April 14, 1865. The entry begins: "At this hour the melancholy intelligence of the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, President of the U.S, at Fords Theater was brought to this office, and information obtained from the following persons goes to show that the assassin is a man named J. Wilks [sic] Booth..."
Read More in American Originals...
Share, comment and suggest new documents at the Today's Document Tumblr Blog