Pres. James Garfield died from complications from a bullet wound during his first year in the White House. According to the book Ghosts: Washington Revisited by John Alexander, Garfield's ghost was spotted by more than one person at the Capitol building, while his body lay in state there. Interestingly, Alexander writes that Garfield was believed to have psychic powers and may have had a premonition of his own death. Two days before he was shot by Charles Guiteau, he sent for his Secretary of War, Robert Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's son), and asked him to recount all his memories regarding the assassination of his father.