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Copper sword stolen from Lincoln's tomb


POSTED: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 12:43pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 12:43pm

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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