Lamon snuck Lincoln into Washington prior to the Inauguration when detective Allan Pinkerton uncovered a plot to assassinate Lincoln when his train passed through Baltimore. Lamon was in charge of the dedication of the national cemetery at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863. Many nights he slept on the floor outside the Lincoln bedroom in the White House to protect the president. But he was not at Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865, when the president was shot.
©2008 Bob O'Connor; (P)2008 Spoken Books Publishing
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