|The final terrible event in the Civil War took place on the evening of April 14th 1865.
President Lincoln went to the Ford Theater to see a play a few days after the end of the war. During the course of the play John Wilkes Booth shot the President. Lincoln died the next morning. Booth was part of a larger conspiracy which tried to kill other members of Lincolns cabinet. The conspirators were all captured. Booth was killed while being apprehended, the others were hung as seen in this picture.