Abraham Lincoln


STORY by Fabienne FAUR, US Tourists look at the information of the... News PhotoAbraham Lincoln,Assassination,Assassination of Abraham Lincoln,Connection,Geographical Locations,Horizontal,Human Sciences,Science and Technology,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY by Fabienne FAUR, US-HISTORY-ARCHIVES-POLITICS Tourists look at the information of the building (background) located at 604 H Street, on June 6, 2012, connected to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, five blocks from this site in Washington,DC. During the Civil War, this modest brick house was occupied by a Maryland-born widow, Mary Surratt, who was arrested, tried, and hanged with three others connected the assassination plot. A report by the first doctor to attend to Lincoln, Dr. Charles Leale, lost for the past 147 years, was discovered in late May 2012 at the National Archives in Washington, DC, according to US media reports. Lincoln was shot on the night of April 14, 1865 by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth during a performance of 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/THOMAS CHENG (Photo credit should read THOMAS CHENG/AFP/GettyImages)