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(The assassination of President  Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth, at Ford's Theatre, in Washington DC, on April 14, 1865.  Lincoln died the next morning.  Image from Hulton Archive/ Getty Images)

Historian On John Wilkes Booth Killing Lincoln: ‘He Was Motivated By Racism’

Adam Goodheart, author of 1861: The Civil War Awakening, addressed the plot to kill President Abraham Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of his assassination at the hands of John Wilkes Booth.

04/14/2015

(In Chestertown, Md., the Civil War memorial shows Confederate dead on one side, left, and Union dead on the other, right.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Commemorating The Civil War’s 150th Anniversary

It’s 150 years ago this week since the first shots were fired in America’s bloodiest war ever. Here are some nearby but little known Civil War getaway possibilities within a few hours of Philadelphia.

04/14/2011

(Photos by John Ostapkovich)

Pa. Historical Society Displays Civil War Items On 150th Anniversary Of War’s Start

To mark the anniversary, a treasure trove of artifacts was on display today at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.

04/12/2011