What Was In Lincoln’s Pockets the Night He Was Shot?

Abraham Lincoln

The items from the pockets of the coat are on display at the Library of Congress, about two miles from Ford’s Theatre.

The night Abraham Lincoln was shot, he was carrying: a pocket knife, a watch fob, an Irish linen handkerchief, a brown leather wallet, a crisp new Confederate five-dollar bill, two pairs of gold-rimmed spectacles (one held together with string), and eight newspaper clippings, some of which echoed remarks from one of his campaign speeches – that a country divided against itself cannot stand.

The items from the pockets of the coat are on display at the Library of Congress, about two miles from Ford’s Theatre. Read more.

Here are some interesting books about the assassination of Lincoln.

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