Ford's Theatre Lincoln Death 150th Anniversary
President Lincoln died at 7:22am on April 15, 1865, in the small, back bedroom of the Petersen House, just across the street from Ford’s Theatre.
Ford’s Theatre hosted a wreath laying ceremony on the steps of the Petersen House commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s death on April 15, 1865. The exact moment of Lincoln’s death was marked with a performance of “Taps” by the Federal City Brass Band. Speakers included Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and James Swanson, author of Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer.
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