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THE MORNING WHEN PRESIDENT LINCOLN DIED

  At 7:30 on a cold and rainy morning, April 15, 1865, Dr. Charles Augustus Leale sadly pronounced dead Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. Then, Leale walked across 10th Street in Washington, D.C. from the Peterson Boarding House, where Lincoln’s lifeless body lay, back to Ford’s Theatre, where the assassination had taken place  Continue Reading »

VIOLENT NIGHT

  151 years ago this month, a vicious, violent attack on the United Stated government took place: President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. But there was a second assassination attempt that dreadful evening, which  fewer people know about. It was aimed at Secretary of State William H. Seward and it was witnessed by his terrified daughter.  Continue Reading »

TRYING TO SAVE PRESIDENT LINCOLN

On April 14, 1865, Charles Augustus Leale was a 23-year old Union army medical officer, just two months out of Bellevue Medical College in New York. He was in charge of the Officers Ward in Armory Square Hospital, Washington, D.C. That evening he decided to see a play at nearby Ford’s Theatre. The famous English  Continue Reading »