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The bullet that killed President Lincoln

The bullet that killed President Lincoln

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Bruce White
Credit
Photograph by Bruce White for the White House Historical Association

The bullet that killed President Lincoln

The bullet that killed President Lincoln was marked with the initials A. L. by Dr. Stone who described it as a “leaden-hand made ball flattened somewhat in its passage through the skull.” It measures 43.75 mm and is composed of a mixture of antimony, tin, copper, and soft lead.

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