The Death of Lincoln Author:Leroy Hayman Lincoln's Dream: — "I dreamed I wakened in my bed in the White House. I heard subdued sounds, as if people were weeping. I went from room to room; not a person in sight. Where were all the people who were grieving as if their hearts would break? — "I kept on until I arrived at the East Room. There I met with a sickening surprise. Before me wa... more »s a catafalque, on which rested a corpse wrapped in funeral garments.
"'Who is dead in the White House?' I demanded of one of the soldiers on guard. 'The President,' was his answer. 'He was killed by an assassin!' Then came a loud burst of grief from the crowd, which woke me from my dream ...."
Three weeks later, Abraham Lincoln lay dead at the hands of an assassin. This is the the story of how it happened, and what happened afterward.« less