Lincoln’s Deathbed

Abraham Lincoln's death bed and Alonzo Chappel's painting The Last Hours of Abraham Lincoln
The Bed in Which Lincoln Died, 1865

Lincoln died in this bed on the morning of April 15, 1865, after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre. This view of the bed, taken at the Chicago History Museum, includes Lincoln’s Last Hours, painted by Alonzo Chappel in 1868.

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