The man wearing the overcoat was gone. The black frock coat that he wore was tailored to his long frame. Inside, the coat read “One Country, One Destiny,” and he had it on when he passed away. In March 1865, just two weeks before his assassination, Brooks Brothers commissioned the manufacturing of the coat for the president. The insignia along the silk twill embroidery was intended to be a reminder that national unity was utmost priority.
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