Photo: 1. Pres. James A. Garfield. 2. The Baltimore &
Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D. C. 3. Layout of
train station. 4. .45 caliber British Bulldog Pistol used in
the assassination. 5. Artist's rendition of shooting. 6.
Charles J. Giteau.
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President James A. Garfield was scheduled to leave
Washington on July 2, 1881 for his summer vacation. On that
day, Charles J. Guiteau lay in wait for the President at the
Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station, on the southwest
corner of present day Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue
NW, Washington, D.C. Guiteau a republican right wing
extremist, claimed he was trying to reunite a divided
republican party, after a bitter primary and election, by
assassinating Garfield and turning the presidency over to
Chester A. Arthur (r). After his trial, at which his sanity was
questioned, he was found guilty and hanged in 1882. He is
buried under West Building of the National Gallery of Art. Part
of Charles Guiteau's preserved brain is on display at the
Mütter Museum at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
Guiteau's bones and more of his brain, along with Garfield's
backbone and a couple of ribs, are kept at the National
Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C. assassin
the grounds of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
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