Murder Monday: The Killing of a U.S. President James Garfield

On the morning of July 2, 1881, James A. Garfield arrived at the train station ready for a short vacation. Just four months had passed since the Ohio congressman and Civil War General had been sworn in as the nation’s 20th President. President Garfield is a forgotten President after being assassinated a few months into his term but what everyone thought happened wasn't the truth. Find out who really killed the 20th President of the United States of America.

 

Learn more about the man who shot the President and the man that ACTUALLY killed him.

The Garfield Assassination

Many have since said that while Charles Guiteau was the one that SHOT President Garfield it was his physicans including his main doctor, Dr. D Williard Bliss that was responsible for his death. Learn more about the medical practices that ended up killing Garfield. The 49-year-old president had rallied in the first few days after the shooting, but his condition worsened after his doctor, D. Willard Bliss, administered heavy doses of quinine, morphine and alcohol, which brought on bouts of vomiting that left him weak and emaciated.

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