April 14, 2015

WAY TO BURY THE LEDE!:

AP Was There: 150 years later, the original AP dispatch reporting Lincoln's assassination (The Associated Press)

(WASHINGTON, APRIL 14, 1865)

President Lincoln and wife visited Ford's Theatre this evening for the purpose of witnessing the performance of 'The American Cousin.' It was announced in the papers that Gen. Grant would also be present, but that gentleman took the late train of cars for New Jersey.

Posted by at April 14, 2015 9:17 AM
  

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