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American Artifacts: President Lincoln’s “Great Coat”

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President Lincoln's "Great Coat" on exhibit in Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC
Sunday, April 10, 2011

President Lincoln was wearing a black “Great Coat”, or overcoat, inscribed with the words “One Country, One Destiny” when he was shot by an assassin on April 14, 1865. American History TV recently returned to the scene of that fatal shooting for the coat’s return to public display in the Ford’s Theatre lobby.

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Updated: Monday, April 11, 2011 at 2:26pm (ET)

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