he New York Herald of Saturday, April 15, 1865, carried an account of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Although it was reported in the New York Herald that Lincoln was shot at 9:30 p.m., the bullet was actually fired just after 10:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 1865. News of the attack reached the Herald by telegraph in time to make the first edition the next morning. Later editions issued during the day, reported on Lincoln's death and the swearing in of Vice President Andrew Johnson as president. Shown here is the 2:00 a.m. edition.