Towel Used to Dress Lincoln's Wound

This note explains the little piece of the towel at the bottom of the page was used to bandage President Abraham Lincoln's wound the night he was shot at Ford's Theatre. Lincoln was taken to the home of a Mr. Peterson, who dressed his wound. Peterson's son passed on the piece of fabric to Dr. C. H. White of the USS Roanoke.

Date:
April 14, 1865
Original Format:
Artifact
Item#:
MES34710
Height:
5488px
Width:
3406px
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