I ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT GARFIELD.
On the morning of July 2,1881, President Garfield accompanied by Secretary Blaine drove up to the R Street entrance of the Baltimore and Potomac depot, Washington, D. C, intending with a party composed of members of his family, Cabinet and personal friends, to take a pleasure trip through the New England States. At 9:30 A.M. President Garfield and Secretary Blaine were walking across the ladies' reception room on their way to take the train, when a pistol shot was heard, which was immediately followed by a second report. There was a rush of those who· were present to the reception room, where the President was found lying on the floor with blood streaming from two wounds, one a slight fleeh wound of the right arm, and one of the right eide of the body. The President turned at the first shot, and fell on his
REYBURN R. CLINICAL HISTORY OF THE CASE OF PRESIDENT JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD.. JAMA. 1894;XXII(12):411-417. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420910009001a