This engraving of the assassination appeared in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper on the 16th of July, 1881. The President is being supported by Secretary of State James G. Blaine.
James A. Garfield
James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, was fatally shot in the back as well as the arm at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington D.C. on the 2nd of July, 1881.
Amongst the people who were present when the shooting occurred was Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham.
Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, which was demolished in 1908. X
He did not die until eleven weeks later. It is now believed that doctors searching for the bullet with unwashed fingers created an infection that caused Garfield’s death. Modern medical specialists believe he would have otherwise recovered from the wounds.
Charles J. Guiteau
The shooter was Charles J. Guiteau, who spent much of his trial behaving bizarrely, and who was executed on the 30th of June the following year.