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"The Attempted Theft of Abraham Lincoln’s Body in 1876"

When: Sat., Feb. 13, 1-2 p.m. 2016
Phone: 704-739-1019
Price: FREE
Dr. Kevin L. Burke, Professor and Dean at Queens University of Charlotte, will share the true story of a bizarre and surprisingly comedic caper that took place in 1876. More than a decade after the death of one of America’s most beloved Presidents, a bumbling gang of Chicago counterfeiters attempted to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body and to ransom the government for its return. Learn how the Secret Service and a comedy of errors foiled this criminal plot.


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