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Sketches of Abraham Lincoln's deathbed

Sketches of Abraham Lincoln's deathbed

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National Museum of Health and Medicine

Sketches of Abraham Lincoln's deathbed

German-born medical illustrator Hermann Faber of Philadelphia accompanied the army Surgeon General Joseph Barnes to Lincoln’s bedside. Immediately after the body was removed to the White House, Faber made two pencil sketches of the room and the men present as the president lay dying. General Barnes and Dr. Joseph Janvier Woodward pronounced it accurate. The portrait figures developed subsequently, following Dr. Woodward’s recollection, are 1) Gideon Welles, secretary of the navy; 2) Salmon P. Chase, secretary of the treasury; 3) Robert King Stone, Lincoln’s personal physician; 4) Charles Sumner, U.S. Senator; 5) Charles Crane, assistant surgeon general; 6) Joseph Barnes, surgeon general 7) Major General Henry Halleck; and 8) Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of war.

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