The hand-written note had been believed lost, said Nathan Raab, the President of the collection, Raab. The telegram was “truly one of our great finds”.

It was, for generations owned by the family of a former civil war General, and has an estimated value of around 500’000 dollars. The contents of the on 15. April 1865, written telegram reads: “Abraham Lincoln died this Morning, 22 minutes after seven o’clock.”

at the time of death of Lincoln, present U.S. Secretary of war Edwin Stanton and the former Telegraph chef Thomas Eckert drafted the telex in common. The day before, the 14. April, 1865, had been shot in Ford’s Theater in the capital Washington, to the President. Next Monday, the 154 is in the United States. Anniversary of Lincoln’s celebrated.