Holy SMOKE! One of the questions on this rather interesting article includes this:
7. Where was the Secret Service?
It didn’t exist yet, but Lincoln signed the bill creating it that night before he left for Ford’s Theater.
TALK ABOUT IRONY!
Tonight is the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s killing. I was lucky enough to stand at the box, and then go across the street to see the bed he died in; very moving experience. May he continue to rest in peace.
I am a fan.