Member Spotlight Found in Lincoln Assassination Papers The National Archives Lincoln Assassination Papers Location: Lincoln Assassination PapersProceedings of the Court Martial, May 9-15, 1865Page i
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Ford's Theater, Washington, DC, 14 April 1865

Had Gen. Ulysses S. Grant & his wife not left Washington to see their children in New Jersey, the events of that evening may have been drastically different. They had received an invitation to join Pres. & Mrs. Lincoln at the theater & had declined.

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