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FOTH 22: Treasury Flag
On the night of April 14, 1865, staff at Ford’s Theatre borrowed several flags from the Treasury Department to decorate the president’s box. Assassin John Wilkes Booth caught his spur on this flag during his leap from the box to the stage as he escaped the scene of the crime.

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Sheet Music
Sheet Music

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Sheet Music
Original sheet music for "Honor to Our Soldiers" written by William Withers, Jr., the orchestra leader at Ford's Theatre on the night of Lincoln's assassination. Withers' coat was slashed by John Wilkes Booth as he escaped the theatre. The song was supposed to be performed by Laura Keene that night.



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