James A. Garfield was assassinated by a disgruntled Charles Guiteau. Guiteau was part of the short-lived Stalwart political party and believed his affiliation caused Garfield to deny his request to become the consul to France. Guiteau waited for Garfield at Sixth Street Station in Baltimore where the President and most of his cabinet members were scheduled to depart. Among Garfield’s cabinet and those to witness the shooting of the President was Secretary of War, Robert Todd Lincoln. Robert Lincoln had witnessed the passing of his father, President Abraham Lincoln, sixteen years prior and would go on to witness President McKinley’s assassination twenty years later. This 1881 Morgan dollar recalls the second time a US president was assassinated and the second of three instances a presidential assassination was witnessed by Robert Todd Lincoln.