April 9th, confedrate general Robert E. Lee surrenered his army to union general Ulysses S. Grant to appomattox court house in Virginia. Abe was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater. On April 15 at 7:22am Abe died. However, the Thirteenth amendment to the constitution is ratified on Dec 6. Abraham Lincoln did not live to see slavery abolished.