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In 1876, a band of thieves tried to steal Lincoln's corpse and hold it for ransom. (They were caught by secret service). Grave-robbers were becoming more prevalent at that time. In 1901, 36 years after Lincoln's assassination, it was decided to move his grave in Springfield where it could never be disturbed again. Lincoln's body was exhumed and checked to make sure that it was him. It was.Shockingly, the body was not decomposed to the point that it was just skeletal remains, due to the face he had been embalmed numerous times on the long tripback to Springfield. His beard was still visible. One of those present at the exhumation was his oldest son, Robert. 2 tons of cement were poured on top of his coffin.

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