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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Carroll Power  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1819 in Fleming County, Kentucky

Died: 1894


-- John Carroll Power on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=john++carroll++power


Illinois Connection

After failed attempts at farming in Kansas, Power moved to Springfield and lived there the rest of his life.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Carroll Power was a historian and was named the first custodian at the National Lincoln Monument in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois by the Lincoln Monument Association. He served in this capacity from 1874 until his death in 1894. He worked with detectives to help to foil the plot of a gang of counterfeiters to steal President Lincoln's body the evening of November 7, 1876. Later, Power and his associates formed the "Lincoln Guard of Honor", an organization formed both for public ceremonies at Lincoln's tomb and for protecting the remains of the President and his family.


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Titles At Your Library

History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois: "centennial record"
ISBN: 1172495149

Nabu Press. 2010

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Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Services, Death And Great Funeral Cortege; With A History And Description Of The National Lincoln Monument
ISBN: 0548557551

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2007

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History of an attempt to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln, late president of the United States of America, including a history of the Lincoln Guard ... with eight years Lincoln memorial services
ISBN: 1178486133

Nabu Press. 2011

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Abraham Lincoln: his great funeral cortege, from Washington City to Springfield, Illinois : with a history and description of the National Lincoln Monument
ISBN: 1172230730

Nabu Press. 2010

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Abraham Lincoln: his life, public services, death and great funeral cortege : with a history and description of the National Lincoln Monument, with an appendix
ISBN: 1172232539

Nabu Press. 2010

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