Thieves Strike Lincolns Tomb

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 12:34pm

Copper sword ripped from grave site.

A copper sword has been stolen from President Abraham Lincoln's burial site in Springfield, Illinois.

The three foot long sword, which was part of a statue of a civil war officer on top of the tomb, was taken in the past month according to park officials.

Officials believe the sword was stolen by people looking to sell the copper for scrap.

State officials say they plan to repair the monument.

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