Robert E. Lee & John Wilkes Booth
Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was a career military officer who is best known for having commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War. John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) was a famous American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865. Booth was a member of the prominent 19th century Booth theatrical family from Maryland and, by the 1860s, was a well-known actor. /5
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so, would you say the same should Robert E Lee or John Wilkes Booth held office of POTUS?
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865), is remembered for his vital role as the leader in preserving the Union during the Civil War and beginning the process that led to the end of slavery in the United States. He is also remembered for his character, his speeches and letters, and as a man of humble origins whose determination and perseverance led him to the nation’s highest office. On April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate forces to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Although the last Rebel troops would not surrender until May, the Civil War was effectively over. The Union had held. But, a weary President Abraham Lincoln would not live to see the triumphant march of the Army of the Potomac through the streets of Washington. Just five days later, on April 14, 1865, he was shot by a Southern sympathizer, John Wilkes Booth, in Ford’s Theater. He died the next day. Psychics believe that President Lincoln has never lef ...
Donald Sterling's top 5 ever:. 1. Robert E. Lee. 2. Larry Bird. 3. JJ Redick when he was on Duke. 4. John Wilkes Booth. 5. Jerry West
1865 – John Wilkes Booth shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington. Five days earlier, Confederate General Robert E. Lee had surrendered his army to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. The war was nearly over, although there were still Confederate forces yet to surrender. The president had recently visited the captured Rebel capital of Richmond, and now Lincoln sought a relaxing evening by attending a production of Our American Cousin starring Laura Keene. Ford’s Theater, seven blocks from the White House, was crammed with people trying to catch a glimpse of Grant, who was rumored to be in attendance. The general and his wife had cancelled abruptly for an out-of-town trip. Lincoln occupied a booth above the stage with his wife; Henry Rathbone, a young army officer; and his fiancée, Clara Harris, daughter of New York Senator Ira Harris. The Lincolns arrived late for the comedy, but the president was in a fine mood and laughed heartily during ...
History buff. George Washington and Robert E. Lee were both born in Westmoreland County Virginia, about 10 miles apart. Also, John Wilkes Booth was captured and killed at Garrett's Farm in neighboring King George County, about 20 miles away.
I gotta do my family tree. I know we are direct descent of John Wilkes Booth, Queen Victoria, and Robert E. Lee. I wonder who else?? Inquiring minds would like to know!
At the Ford Theatre were our 16th President (Abraham Lincoln) was shot on April 14th, 1865. 6 days after Robert E. Lee forfited the Civil War (1861-1864)He was brought across the street by Union soliders into Petersens House. There he died 9 hours later at that house at 7:21 am on April 15, 1865. John Wilkes Booth (Lincolns Assain) was on the run for 12 days before getting shot in a barn being paralyzed and died 2 hours later. On July 7th, 1865 the firstwoman to be hanged (Mary Surrett) and 9 others were convicted for the conspirecy for Lincolns Assination.
John Wilkes Booth, John C. Calhoun, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Thomas Rosser are the greatest 2k11 team ever.
Who Shot Abraham Lincoln John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. Here is the story: John Wilkes Booth, a popular actor, ended his full-time stage career in May of 1864. The Maryland native wanted to spend most of his time on his primary interest--supporting the Confederate States of America. Within months, Booth was working actively with Confederate partisans. A Plan to capture President Lincoln and exchange him for Confederate prisoners of war brought Booth into contact with Dr. Samuel Mudd, John Surratt, his mother Mary, Lewis Thorton Powell, David Herold, George Atzerodt, and others. This plan failed when on the day chosen for the capture, President Lincoln changed his plans and did not travel on the road where conspirators were waiting. This March 17, 1865 failure was quickly followed by two major Confederate defeats. Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, was abandoned to Union troops and on Palm Sunday, April 9th, Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to General Grant. Soon after t ...
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