The Plot to Steal Abe Lincoln’s Corpse


Once upon a time, some crooks thought it would be a good idea to rob the grave of Abe Lincoln and hold the corpse for ransom.

One account here.

More detailed account here.
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 03, 2015
     Category: Death | Politics | Stupid Criminals | Nineteenth Century

Napoleon Bonaparte suffered very much the same fate after his death, although he was used by Parisians as the rally point for a minor revolt. The French power brokers learned a lesson from that and put Napoleon in a very large, multi-ton stone box that requires something like a crane to remove the lid. You can see it on display at Les Invalides in Paris.
Posted by KDP on 07/03/15 at 12:15 PM
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