Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Locks of President Abraham Lincoln's Hair


A small amount of hair from the area surrounding President Abraham Lincoln's wound was removed by Dr. C. H. Liebermann, one of the surgeons in attendance at Lincoln's bedside, and given by him to Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes.

Dr. Robert K. Stone, who presided over the autopsy, presented a lock of hair to Mary Todd Lincoln and each of the surgeons present at the autopsy. One of these locks was donated to the Army Medical Museum by Mrs. Joseph K. Barnes in 1899 and the other by Mrs. George. M. Sternberg in 1920.


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