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Abraham Lincoln
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Biographical Information
Name(s) Abraham Lincoln
Age 56
Sex Male
Status Deceased
Height 1.93 M
Source
Culture
Date(s) February 12th 1809 - April 15th 1865
Site Lincoln Tomb
Current Location
Location Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois
Catalog #

BiographyEdit

Abraham Lincoln is considered to be one of the most influential and well recognized presidents of the United States to date. He served as the 16th president of the United States of America until his he was assassinated in April 1865. Some of his notable achievements include playing a huge role in putting an end to the slave trade as well as being part of ending the civil war.

MummificationEdit

After his assassination, Abraham Lincolns body was taken around the United States on a funeral train. He did not travel alone as he was joined by the body of his son, William Wallace Lincoln who unfortunately passed away at the age of eleven due to Typhoid fever. In order to keep the Lincoln's body in suitable condition and not go through any form of decomposition, it was given different sets of preservatives. The train also had several public viewings along the trip so that the country could mourn one of their greatest ever presidents and his youngest son.

Today his body rests in the Lincoln Tomb memorial site located at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois. His body is not alone as he been buried alongside his wife and three youngest sons. Before moving into the cemetery his body was moved many times due to attempted theft as the body holds much value. The Lincoln Tomb has multiple levels of enforcement to prevent from any attempt at theft.

ReferencesEdit

http://io9.gizmodo.com/5898746/the-adventures-of-abraham-lincolns-corpse

http://mentalfloss.com/article/31845/preserving-president-abraham-lincoln-grave-robbers-and-excellent-embalmer

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