The Stain of Innocent Blood: Lincoln’s Assassination, 1865,” with John Maass

Just days after the momentous Confederate surrender at Appomattox in April 1865, northern celebrations were cut short by the shocking assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. Learn from Museum educator John Maass about the detailed history of the sinister plot led by John Wilkes Booth, the numerous conspirators’ escape, the trials of the criminals, and the U.S. Army’s role in their capture and convictions.


Dr. John R. Maass is an education specialist and military historian at the National Museum of the United States Army. He received a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in early U.S. history and military history. A former U.S. Army Reserve officer, his most recent book is “The Battle of Guilford Courthouse: A Most Desperate Engagement” (2020).


Register for virtual Battle Brief on Nov. 5, 2024.

November 5, 2024 @ 19:00
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm (1h)

Virtual (Zoom)