• Creator
  • Illinois Heritage Association
  • Created Date
  • 4-25-02
  • Description
  • The Petersen rooming house was across the street from Ford’s Theater. Lincoln was carried there after he was shot. He lived through the night and died early the next morning. Although Major Rathbone was severely wounded in the arm, having been stabbed by the assassin, he was able to remove the barrier John Wilkes Booth had placed to the corridor in order to admit Dr. Charles Leale, an Army surgeon who was in the theater. The doctor had some so... more
    The Petersen rooming house was across the street from Ford’s Theater. Lincoln was carried there after he was shot. He lived through the night and died early the next morning. Although Major Rathbone was severely wounded in the arm, having been stabbed by the assassin, he was able to remove the barrier John Wilkes Booth had placed to the corridor in order to admit Dr. Charles Leale, an Army surgeon who was in the theater. The doctor had some soldiers lay the President on the floor so that he could examine him. Then they carried him out into the street. A border at the Petersen rooming house across the street directed them to carry the President into a bedroom at the back of the house on the first floor. (This information was supplied by the Henry Ford Museum.) The bed where Lincoln was laid is now in the collection of the Chicago Historical Society. Antebellum Society and the Civil War. 16 History; 14 Political systems. less
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