Assassination of James Garfield



Y/M/D Description Place
1881/07/02 Charles J Guiteau, a disgruntled office-seeker, shoots Garfield twice in the back as James Blaine and the President walk through Baltimore and Potomac Railroad's 6th St Station in Washington (Built 1873, razed 1908). National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Washington, DC
1881/07/26 Alex Bell uses a metal detector of his own invention to try find the bullet in Garfield. He was unsuccessful due, in part, to interference from Garfield's metal bed and Dr D Willard Bliss insistence of only examining the President's right side. The White House, Washington, DC
1881/08/02 After Bell had made adjustments to his device, testing it on another Civil War veteran and then a side of beef and a bag of cotton he'd hidden bullets in, he reexamines Garfield's right side at the White House.
1881/09/19 James A Garfield dies in the Francklyn Cottage (lost), at Elberon by the sea, from infection and blood poisoning, complications from his gunshot wounds. Long Branch, New Jersey

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