President Abraham Lincoln's assassination at Washington's Ford's Theatre on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, shocked the nation and the world. For the first time in its history, the country lost a leader to violence. The country saw one of the most high-profile manhunts in American history. Possibly one-third of the United States's population turned out to see the slain President's funeral train as it carried his body from Washington to Springfield, Illinois.
Use this timeline to learn about those important days that shaped the country's reunification after the Civil War. Learn what else was happening on the date of a given response. How did the circumstances of the day influence how that person responded?
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