Denix Deringer Pistol, United States 1850.

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DERINGER PISTOL - UNITED STATES - 1850

 

Item no: 1018
1850

DETAILS

Lincoln and Mary Todd left to attend a performance at the Ford Theatre. The play was Our American Cousin, a musical. When Lincoln was sitting on the balcony, John Wilkes Booth, a Maryland actor, Virginia resident and Southern sympathizer, fired a single round Derringer pistol shot to the President's head and shouted "Sic Semper Tyrannis! "("Thus always to tyrants," the state of Virginia's motto). Booth jumped from the balcony onto the stage; the audience thought he was bowing when he sat down, but the truth was that he had broken his leg.

THE GUN DOES NOT FIRE

HISTORY

Booth limped his horse and managed to escape. President, mortally wounded and after being treated by the young military doctor Charles Leale August present in the theater, was taken to a house on the street where he went into a coma until he died ten hours after the attack. Booth and several of his companions (it was later proven that some of them were innocent) were eventually captured and hanged or imprisoned. The exception to this is the case of Booth, who was shot by a policeman.

Lincoln's Funeral Procession Train Lincoln's body was taken by train in a magnificent funeral procession through several states. The nation was saddened by a man whom many considered the savior of the United States and the protector and defender of what Lincoln himself called "the dominion of the people, by the people and for the people. Critics argue that it was in fact the Confederates who defended the right of "government for the people" and that it was Lincoln who suppressed that right.

His remains lie in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 Brand

Denix

Type

Pistol

Hand

Right

Colour

 Brown, Grey, Gold

Length

17.50 cm

Material 1

Wood

Material 2

Metal

Gun clappers pin Yes

 

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