Lincoln's Assasination on the History channel
February 25, 2009 5:41pm CST
I recently saw this program on the history channel. I had read some things about this fateful day but I was still surprised by some things I didn't know. For instance I didn't know the confederacy had a secret service network that wanted to kidnap Lincoln in order to force the North into a prisoner exchange. I also didn't know that there was a plot to steal his body for ransom. Another interesting fact was that when they moved him to his final resting place, they had to verify that he was still in the coffin. When they opened it he had mummified due to all the embalming fluid used to get him from DC to Illinois. This was a good documentary.