It's believed to be the only high school in the U.S. with that name.
Capt. Samuel Sims seemed to anticipate his death in a letter to his mother.
Public celebrations are planned at his birthplace at Point Pleasant, Ohio and in New York City at his tomb.
Today, a candle light vigil beginning at 10:15 p.m. is planned for the 500 block of Tenth Street NW, where Lincoln was shot and later died.
Two events will be held in commemoration of his death.
“We do well to rejoice because, for this is the grandest event that ever happened to us as a people.”
The first bell to be rung as part of the National Park Service’s effort to have bells rung across the country will be at the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park.