Lincoln’s Body

Lincoln’s Body


After the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, he was laid to rest at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. And there Lincoln remained, undisturbed, until 1876.

That year a group of men decided to kidnap Lincoln’s body. Today we tell you that story.

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(Picture of Lincoln’s Tomb by David Jones – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1290007)

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