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.
- April 14, 1865
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