There was a second attempt to capture Lincoln's body, but it was after his death. What was the incident and why did they want to steal Lincoln's body?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 6:16 am ad1c9bdddf
The reason that Lincoln's body was attempted to be stolen was to free the leader of a counterfeiting gang who had been imprisoned. The leader of this gang, Ben Boyd, was in prison and therefore, his underlings hatched a plan to assure his freedom as well as obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash in the ...
The attempted capture of Lincoln's body is examined.