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Treasury Guards Flag - Torn by Booth's Spur

Treasury Guards Flag - Torn by Booth's Spur Disasters American History Famous Historical Events Government

As John Wilkes Booth jumped from the Presidential box, where he had just shot Abraham Lincoln, the spur of his boot caught - and tore - this U.S. Treasury Guards flag.  Note the tear on the right side of the picture.

The silk flag measures 71 1/2 by 77 1/2 inches.  It is maintained by the U.S. National Park Service at the Ford's Theater.


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Photo, courtesy U.S. National Park Service.

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