Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Peterson House

After President Lincoln was shot, he was taken across the street to the Peterson House where he died at 7:22am on April 15, 1865.

"Between visits to her husband's bedside, Mary Lincoln waited in this parlor with her son Robert and friends of the Lincoln family."

"In this bedroom, Secretary of War Stanton held several cabinet meetings, interviewed witnesses, and ordered the pursuit of assassins."

This is a replica of the bed President Lincoln died in. The original one is on display in the Chicago American History Museum.

An example of the presidential casket

Booth thought he would be a hero to the Confederates and was rather surprised when he was not. In his diary he compared himself to Brutus from the Shakespear play "Julius Caesar."

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