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Credit: The original copy of Abraham Lincoln's photo shot by Gurney is held at the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois. Do not copy any of the images on this page, as they are protected by copyright. Link to the Lincoln Library - here and

Benjamin Gurney took the only picture of President Abraham Lincoln in death that has been preserved. Rear Admiral Charles H. Davis stands at the head of the coffin and Brigadier-General E. D. Townsend guards the foot. see link

Story of the discovery of Lincoln's Photo in Death by 14 year old Ronny Rietveld.
President Abraham Lincoln, CDV published by Gurney & SonRear Admiral Charles Davis guarded Lincoln's casket.General Townsend guarded Lincoln's casket.US Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton ordered Gurney's plates of Lincoln to be destroyed.

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