“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Abraham Lincoln

 

The self appointed bodyguard
Ward Hill Lamon was a personnel friend and self appointed bodyguard of President Abraham Lincoln.

In Focus : Lincoln’s ‘Dream of Death’

A few days before his¬†assassination by John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln had a rather strange dream. A dream that he had narrated to his wife and a few close friends. According to close friend and protector Ward Hill Lamon the president had said…

“About ten days ago, I retired very late. I had been up waiting for important dispatches from the front. I could not have been long in bed when I fell into a slumber, for I was weary. I soon began to dream. There seemed to be a death-like stillness about me. Then I heard subdued sobs, as if a number of people were weeping. I thought I left my bed and wandered downstairs. There the silence was broken by the same pitiful sobbing, but the mourners were invisible. I went from room to room; no living person was in sight, but the same mournful sounds of distress met me as I passed along. I saw light in all the rooms; every object was familiar to me; but where were all the people who were grieving as if their hearts would break? I was puzzled and alarmed. What could be the meaning of all this? Determined to find the cause of a state of things so mysterious and so shocking, I kept on until I arrived at the East Room, which I entered. There I met with a sickening surprise. Before me was a catafalque, on which rested a corpse wrapped in funeral vestments. Around it were stationed soldiers who were acting as guards; and there was a throng of people, gazing mournfully upon the corpse, whose face was covered, others weeping pitifully. ‘Who is dead in the White House?’ I demanded of one of the soldiers, ‘The President,’ was his answer; ‘he was killed by an assassin.’ Then came a loud burst of grief from the crowd, which woke me from my dream. I slept no more that night; and although it was only a dream, I have been strangely annoyed by it ever since.”

Note : The source of the above fact is –¬†Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865 by Ward Hill Lamon

 

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