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With the nation reeling in the days after Abraham Lincoln’s death, a massive manhunt went into effect for John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators.
President Lincoln was not the only high-ranking government official that John Wilkes Booth slated for assassination.
On the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln assassination, learn 10 surprising facts about one of the most infamous moments in American history.
As Washington celebrated the expected end to the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln delivered what would be his last public address from a White House balcony.
In the waning days of the Civil War, the three main architects of the Union victory convened for the first and only time.
On March 4, 1865, with the Civil War drawing to a close, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in to a second term as U.S. president; John Wilkes Booth was in attendance.
On Lincoln’s Birthday, look back at some of the bizarre alternate designs, including an Egyptian pyramid, proposed for the Lincoln Memorial.
Look back 150 years ago when Congress approved the 13th Amendment, which officially abolished slavery in the United States.
By winning re-election in 1864 against his former top general, Abraham Lincoln dashed any hopes of a negotiated peace with the Confederacy.
Find out more about the speech that resuscitated Abraham Lincoln’s political career and launched him towards the presidency, 160 years ago today.
At the Battle of Fort Stevens 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln came within feet of being shot by a Confederate sniper.
As Mother’s Day approaches, find out more about the biological mother and stepmother who set Abraham Lincoln on the pathway to the presidency.
On the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, get the full story behind one of America’s favorite holidays.