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Star lover
April 4th, 2018, 07:12 AM
According to the recollection of one of his friends, Ward Hill Lamon, President Abraham Lincoln dreams on this night (4 April) in 1865 of “the subdued sobs of mourners” and a corpse lying on a catafalque in the White House East Room.

151532. Abraham lincoln's catafalque.

{A catafalque is a raised bier, box, or similar platform, often movable, that is used to support the casket, coffin, or body of the deceased during a Christian funeral or memorial service.}

151530. Ward Hill Lamon

In the dream, Lincoln asked a soldier standing guard “Who is dead in the White House?” to which the soldier replied, “the President, he was killed by an assassin.”

Lincoln woke up at that point. On April 11, he told Lamon that the dream had “strangely annoyed” him ever since.

Ten days after having the dream, Lincoln was shot dead by an assassin while attending the theater.


Patty J
April 4th, 2018, 05:51 PM
I have read several history books and they all tell of this dream of Abraham Lincoln. That is not the only one that he ever had, he was a very interesting President. Thanks for posting