Both Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant graduated from West Point. Lincoln was a mild-mannered man and refused to have security around him all the time. The night of his assassination, the guard who was supposed to be guarding the door to Lincoln’s opera box left his post and went to a local bar to drink.
John Wilkes Booth was an actor and knew his way around Ford’s Theatre. He easily slipped into the box and shot Lincoln in the head. Lincoln lived through the night and died early the next morning with Mary Todd Lincoln at his bedside.
Booth escaped through an exit and injured his leg in the process. Later he was tracked down, shot and killed. The South and the North both mourned Lincoln’s death.
Lee was an Episcopalian and a member of the church vestry. While attending a vestry meeting, he suffered a stroke and died a short time later.
If you want to read a good book, read this one and also Killing Kennedy. You can find these books at the local library. I am now on the waiting list for Killing Jesus, by O’Reilly.