Lincoln Assassination Flags

Lincoln Assassination Flags

On April 14, 1865, the night President Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth, five flags decorated the presidential box of Ford's Theatre. Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, were in this box watching a production of Our American Cousin. Three of the flags were American flags and the other two were Treasury Guard flags. According to Civil War historians, three of these five original flags are currently accounted for.

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