This week in the Civil War for April 14, 1863
N.C. Teacher Helps Fifth-Graders Make History (Civil War History)

Items in Lincoln’s Pockets the Night He was Shot at Ford’s Theatre


When Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865, he was carrying two pairs of spectacles and a lens polisher, a pocketknife, a watch fob, a linen handkerchief, and a brown leather wallet containing a five-dollar Confederate note and nine newspaper clippings, including several favorable to the president and his policies.

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