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A piece of bloodstained linen from the sheet that President Lincoln died on.<br />
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Gruesome souvenirs taken following Abraham Lincoln's assassination are set to be sold at a macabre auction in the US. <br />
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A blood stained towel used to bind the president's wound moments after he was gunned down in Ford's theatre by actor John Wilkes Booth, as well as locks of both men's hair are among a set of grim lots tipped to fetch tens of thousands of pounds.<br />
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It was in April 1865 that Booth burst into the civil war leader's private box during a performance of Our American Cousin, which was being watched by an audience of 1,500, and fired into Lincoln's head at point blank range. <br />
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And 151 years later some of the more unusual remnants from that fateful night and its immediate aftermath will be sold by Heritage Auctions on September 17.