Keeping along the spirit that you can't believe everything you read in the newspaper might apply to this post? Still it is interesting.
On July 4, 1907 former Lt. William P. Roome of the 65 New York Infantry while stationed at Ft. Stevens, near Washington, DC states that "I saw President Lincoln approaching our works (Fort Stevens) from the road. I was frozen with fright as I saw Lincoln appear to lose his balance. The President had been struck in the upper left leg by a spent minie ball. It did NOT appear to tear his clothing."