The Shot That Missed Abraham Lincoln, a true story – In August 1864, Abraham Lincoln was riding alone late one night going to the Soldier's Home which was located just outside of Washington. The following day Lincoln told this story, The Shot That Missed, to his personal friend and self-appointed bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon. He shared the details of his ride and the attempted assassination as he neared his destination. The seemingly attempted assassination was downplayed by Lincoln as an attempt on his life and the individual that fired the shot was never identified.
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This story can be read by two students, as the narrator and as Abraham Lincoln, and can be followed by discussion or debate.
Included in this activity packet is a one-page handout of facts and trivia about Abraham Lincoln.
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