Items that were in President Lincoln's pockets on the evening of his assassination

JW in SC

Mar 20, 2021
Below is a link to the Library of Congress where you can review the items President Lincoln carried with him to Ford's Theatre. I find the Confederate $5 bill the most interesting to me because it was engraved and printed approximately 1 mile from my home. The former Confederate printing plant is still standing and has been converted to a Publix grocery store and 8 very expensive townhouses.

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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
There is an article somewhere else on this forum that states that Lincoln had a Confederate $5.00 with the likeness of Jefferson Davis on it. I'm pretty sure that's Christopher Memminger. I don't believe Davis ever appeared on a $5.00.

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