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150 years on, US remembers Lincoln's assassination

The box where Abraham Lincoln was shot is seen at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC on April 1, 2015With the laying of a wreath and a lone trumpeter playing “Taps,” Americans on Wednesday marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Civil War president Abraham Lincoln from an assassin’s bullet. Several hundred people, some in period costume, gathered outside the downtown Washington row house where Lincoln passed away the morning after he was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater across the street. The 56-year-old Lincoln had barely 24 hours earlier told a White House visitor how pleased he was that the Civil War — in which up to 850,000 people had perished — was over. “At 7:21 and 55 seconds, Abraham Lincoln drew his last breath,” historian Mark Swanson told Wednesday’s early-morning crowd outside the red-brick Petersen House, a boarding house in 1865 that is today a national historic site.

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