U.S. Treasury Guards Flag

Date:
c. 1865

Dramatically associated with the close of the war, this flag decorated the front of the Presidential box at Ford Theater, in Washington, D.C. on the night of April 14th, 1865. Booth, President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, caught his spur and tore this flag as he jumped from the Presidential Box to the stage below.

Description (physical):

Silk. 71 1/2" x 77 1/2"

Location:
511 10th Street, NW Washington,District of Columbia 20004
Identifier:
2010.0006.0002
Institution:
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site