Who stole the sword from Lincoln’s grave?

Who stole the sword from Lincoln’s grave?

Springfield : IL : USA | Nov 13, 2011 at 6:10 PM PST
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Once again the 90-cm long copper sword from the grave of Abraham Lincoln has been stolen – the last time it happened was in 1890. The older version of the sword was made out of bronze retrieved from melted-down cannons of the Civil War era.

The incident has been reported from the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois.

The sword is shown being held by an officer of the Civil War artillery division and had been broken off at the handle. The police feel the thieves must have entered the place after it was closed down for the day.

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