President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot on April 14th, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., just five days after the surrender of the Civil War's Confederate leader, General Lee. He died the following morning
Lincoln's Original receiving vault shortly after his death on May 4, 1865. He is now in the underneath the memorial erected in the background of this vault seen here.From 1836-1901,over the next 36 years, his body will not rest. His coffin was moved 17 times& opened another 5 times until his final resting place was completed finally placing him in Memorial Hall in a steel cage in concrete more than 10 feet deep.