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Stealing Lincoln's Body

Stealing Lincoln's Body

In 1876, eleven years after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, a band of Chicago counterfeiters plot to steal his body and hold it for ransom (they want $200,000 and the release of the gang's master engraver, who was in prison in Illinois). The Secret Service - recently formed to deal with the country's ballooning counterfeiting problem - infiltrates the gang with an informer. The grave robbers enter Lincoln's mortuary, break open his marble sarcophagus, and pull out Lincoln's lead-lined coffin.

Stealing Lincoln's Body
In 1876, eleven years after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, a band of Chicago counterfeiters plot to steal his body and hold it for ransom. The Secret Service infiltrates the gang with an informer.