This week in the Civil War for April 14, 1863
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Items in Lincoln’s Pockets the Night He was Shot at Ford’s Theatre

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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.

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm012.html

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