This documentary from the history channel chronicles the bizarre history of president lincoln's body - which was moved, stolen, and disturbed several times following his burial in 1866, until it was finally moved to a steel and concrete reinforced tomb several years later particularly, the. Thomas j craughwell and william c harris joined virtual book signing on may 19, 2007 to discuss lincoln and the attempt to steal lincoln's body. Stealing lincoln's body has 1,062 ratings and 157 reviews eric said: this is a good book not a great book, but a good one the main problem is that mr. The book, stealing lincoln's body, written by thomas j craughwell, reveals an historic crime involving the stealing of a deceased president the book. Lincoln's corpse and its grand yet ghoulish odyssey but it was also before the advent of refrigeration and lincoln's body did not fare well it held up well through the first stops of the funeral train: baltimore. Here, in the autumn of 1876, mullen, hughes, and kinelly developed their new plot: they would meet in springfield, steal lincoln's body, load it onto a wagon, and, using relays of horses, speed it some two hundred miles to the sand dunes bordering the southern tip of lake michigan.
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One of the strangest, most intriguing, and yet almost unknown episodes in american history unfolded in 1876, eleven years after the assassination of abraham lincoln a band of chicago counterfeiters hatched a plot to steal the president's body from its tomb outside springfield, illinois, and hold it. Abraham lincoln by stacy conradt april 15, 2014 in 1876, an irish crime boss decided that stealing lincoln's body and holding it for ransom was the best way to secure the release of one of the members of his counterfeiting ring. Favorites on 4k ultra hd new arrivals on sale in our recent hits roundup nostalgic for the '90s buys on the best from britain dig these deals on demanded documentaries. 'stealing lincoln's body' by thomas j craughwell details a little-known plot to steal the 16th president's remains from his tomb in springfield, ill, in 1876 11 years after he was assassinated by john wilkes booth.
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This web page tells the story of abraham lincoln's exhumation in 1901. Oak ridge cemetery 1876: lincoln's body was there springfield, illinois rural, 2 miles outside of town no groundskeeper living there or security around the president's tomb.