A Piece Of Towel From President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination Stained With Lincoln’s Blood. This towel was used to stop Lincoln’s bleeding after he was shot at Ford’s Theater on April 15, 1865. He died later at the Peterson House. This towel was divided as a historical souvenir and given to an eye witness present that night. The written pages are an account of the events and provenance of the towel. The stain is the blood of Abraham Lincoln.