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Yankee Times

President Lincoln's Assassination

By Ryan Steves and Andrew Byrd
Civil War Reporter

Lincoln was assassanated Friday April 14,1865 by John Wilkes Booth. He was watching a play at Fords Theater, when John Booth snuck up behind him and shot him in the back of the head. John Booth jumped from the presedents booth yelling "death to Tyrants." The fall broke Booth's leg making him easy to catch.


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