Lincoln also carried two pairs of glasses and a lens cleaner. The frames on one pair were broken. He had mended them with string.
He had a pocket knife and a wallet. His wallet held a five‑dollar Confederate bill. That was money used by the southern states during the war.
Lincoln didn't carry much in his wallet.
But he did have a Confederate bill.
Lincoln had repaired his broken glasses with a piece of string.
Lincoln, the Man
Lincoln had something else tucked in his wallet. He had eight newspaper articles. The articles supported him. They were encouraging him to keep working hard for the country.
Think about all these items. What do you think they tell you about Abraham Lincoln?
Lincoln's pocket knife was made of ivory and silver.