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What Was in Abraham Lincoln’s Pockets on April 14, 1865?

Posted by: Gayle Osterberg

When Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865, he was carrying the following: Two pairs of spectacles and a lens polisher Pocketknife Watch fob Linen handkerchief Brown leather wallet containing a five-dollar Confederate note Nine newspaper clippings, including several favorable to the president and his policies. These items …