Confederate spy John Surratt fled the country and hid out in Rome where he joined the military unit that protected the Pope. Later he was arrested in Alexandria, EgyptHe was sent back to the U.S. and tried for the same crimes as his mother. But this time it was a civil trial that resulted in a hung jury. John Surratt got off and lived until 1916.
The final resting place of Lincoln is 10 feet below this slab of marble. Grave robbers had attempted to take his remains in 1876. So when the whole burial site was renovated around 1900, son Robert insisted on making the remains untouchable. Lincoln was put in a metal cage, which was then encased in concrete and sunk well below the surface. Mary is in the wall behind him, as are sons Eddie, Tad and William. Only Robert is missing from the family reunion; he's in Arlington National Cemetery.
This is the tombstone of Abraham Lincoln inside the burial chamber located at the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. On September 26, 1901, Lincoln's coffin was permanently placed in a large, steel cage and embedded in concrete 10 feet below the floor under his tombstone. President Lincoln died on April 15, 1865, in Washington, D.C., at the age of 56. "Now He Belongs To The Ages".
As part of the Smithsonian-wide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the Museum brings together—for the first time—its unique and unparalleled Lincoln collection. Through a focused selection of nationally important Lincoln artifacts, visitors explore the life and times of this extraordinary figure. Each highlighted object is augmented with personal stories told by Lincoln and the people who knew him best. The exhibition showcases more than 60 historical treasures a...
On the evening of April 14th, 1865, famed actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln as he watched a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. After fleeing pursuit by the Union Army for 12 days, Booth and fellow conspirator David Herold were tracked to a tobacco barn on a rural Virginia farm and cornered. Following a brief standoff, the farm became the site of Booth’s death.