A riveting feature-length HISTORY special commemorating the bicentennial, uncovering the true story behind the ultimately unsuccessful, brazen scheme to "Steal Lincoln's Body."
STEALING LINCOLN'S BODY on HISTORY on Monday, February 16 at 9pm ET. Before Lincoln finally came to rest in a steel-and-concrete-reinforced underground vault in Springfield, the President's body was repeatedly exhumed and moved, his coffin frequently opened. An astonishing and macabre series of events also included a diabolical bodysnatching-for-ransom scheme. This remarkable final chapter is the subject of the gripping two-hour special.To learn more, please visit www.history.com/lincoln