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rich smyth
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« Reply #1770 on: April 03, 2012, 04:07:58 PM »

Abe Lincoln's remains were moved many times. Did Mary Todd ever visit any of her husband's burial spots while she was alive?
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« Reply #1771 on: April 03, 2012, 05:43:00 PM »

     Great question, Rich. Although Lincoln's remains were moved many times, they were never moved from Oak Ridge. I've never heard of this as being a practice in that time period, with the exception of Lincoln returning to Willie's resting spot several times in the weeks after he died. Considering Mary's time abroad, institutional stay and self-imposed isolation at her sister's house, I'm going to say no. 
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« Reply #1772 on: April 03, 2012, 06:04:42 PM »

Hi BoothBuff, Mary actually visited twice. The first time was when the remains were moved from the temporary burial spot (halfway up the hill between the public vault and the Lincoln monument and shrtly after the new monument was unveiled.
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« Reply #1773 on: April 03, 2012, 06:08:50 PM »

     Very interesting, Rich. Thanks for that. Any mention of how well she handled the visit?
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« Reply #1774 on: April 04, 2012, 05:01:00 AM »

Lincoln's coffin has been opened several times since it arrived at Oak Ridge Cemetery. One of these openings was October 9, 1874. Why did it have to be opened at that time?
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« Reply #1775 on: April 04, 2012, 06:52:15 AM »

     The Honor Guard wanted to make sure, without a doubt, that it was Lincoln in the coffin before he was re-buried. I believe by the last time this was done in 1901, RTL was against his father being disturbed again, but it was done one more time.
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #1776 on: April 04, 2012, 06:54:48 AM »

That is an extremely logical guess, Joe, but it is not correct.
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BoothBuff
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« Reply #1777 on: April 04, 2012, 06:57:25 AM »

     One more stab at it Roger. Was the coffin replaced?
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« Reply #1778 on: April 04, 2012, 07:12:29 AM »

You nailed it, Joe. Very good. The coffin was being moved to a marble sarcophagus in the Lincoln Tomb, and it was discovered the coffin was too large to fit. Thus, the remains of the former president had to be removed from that coffin and moved to a new and smaller (red cedar) one.

The undertaker present at the transfer clearly remembered the features as those of Abraham Lincoln. This was also the case later on in 1901 when 23 people viewed the remains.
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« Reply #1779 on: April 04, 2012, 07:37:48 AM »

An interesting book on this subject is "The Great Abraham Lincoln Hijack" by Bonnie Stahlman Speer
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« Reply #1780 on: April 05, 2012, 05:58:59 AM »

Laurie, I just picked up that up at the local used book store for $5 !!!
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #1781 on: April 05, 2012, 10:26:24 AM »

What are these?

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BoothBuff
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« Reply #1782 on: April 05, 2012, 10:50:52 AM »

     Tools confiscated from the dirty dogs that attempted to steal Lincoln's body.
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #1783 on: April 05, 2012, 11:02:57 AM »

You got it, Joe. Kudos.
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #1784 on: April 07, 2012, 03:43:54 AM »

This is an author whose name would be familiar to most Lincoln assassination buffs. Who is he?

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