President Lincoln's Overcoat

When President Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865, he was wearing a black “Great Coat", or overcoat, inscribed with the words "One… read more

When President Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865, he was wearing a black “Great Coat", or overcoat, inscribed with the words "One Country, One Destiny.” The coat was made especially for his second inauguration by Brooks Brothers. 

The coat is cared for by the National Park Service and periodically displayed in the Ford’s Theatre Museum. American History TV documented the process of removing a replica coat that is usually displayed and placing the original coat on display for the public and learned how the artifact is preserved for future generations. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Rae Emerson Deputy Superintendent Ford's Theatre
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President Lincoln's Overcoat

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Program ID:
298682-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 9, 2011
Last Aired:
Feb 20, 2014

Airing Details

  • Apr 09, 2011 | 7:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 09, 2011 | 11:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 10, 2011 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 10, 2011 | 12:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 10, 2011 | 2:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 10, 2011 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 10, 2011 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 16, 2011 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 17, 2011 | 2:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 12, 2012 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 12, 2012 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 12, 2012 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 18, 2012 | 3:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 19, 2012 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 24, 2012 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 24, 2012 | 11:21pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 25, 2012 | 2:41am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 25, 2012 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 19, 2014 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2014 | 1:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2014 | 4:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2014 | 7:04am EST | C-SPAN 3
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