President Andrew Johnson issued two proclamations designed to continue Abraham Lincoln’s plan to restore the Confederates states to the U.S. This began what would ultimately become a bitter feud between the president and the Radical Republicans in Congress.
Abraham Lincoln and his son Willie were laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in their hometown of Springfield, Illinois.
April 19, 1865 – Funeral services for Abraham Lincoln took place at the White House. After the doctors pronounced Lincoln dead on the 15th, bells
April 17, 1865 – Federal authorities made several arrests in the supposed conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln and members of his administration. But John Wilkes
Letter from Private William Hamblin, Company K, 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery to his wife. Fort Barnard April 16, 1865 MY DEAR WIFE: I suppose you
April 14, 1865 – As President Abraham Lincoln was shot, both Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward were targeted for