|After the Union won the Civil War, there was hope
for a restored nation. Unfortunately, President Abraham Lincoln,
the great unifier, was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April
14, 1865. Lincoln was watching a comedy at Ford's Theater when
Booth, an actor and supporter of the South, shot Lincoln with a
pistol at 10:15 p.m. The President lived until 7:22 a.m. the next
morning. Booth escaped, but his life was ended when he was later
shot inside a burning barn.