Today marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination by John Wilkes Booth in Ford’s Theatre, Washington DC.
While a little ridiculous, and most likely mildly inaccurate, mainly because of the nature of the content, I love Comedy Central’s Drunk History spoof on the telling of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Start 7:30 in, and watch until 14:20.
Disclaimer: The following video contains some obscene language
If you’re interested in Lincoln’s assassination and in taking a photographic tour of the conspirators and the board that tried them, you should check out the Library of Congress’ searchable database. There’s a chilling photo of Lewis Payne, one of the conspirators who attacked Secretary of the State William Seward, as well as a sobering photograph of the actual hanging.