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Cleveland, Ohio, and Lincoln’s Assassination and Funeral

This is the first in a series of posts by Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection partner institutions, discussing the items they are contributing to the project and the impact of the Lincoln assassination in their localities. 1,196 more words

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Where to Find Human Remains in Strange Places

Cultures have displayed human remains as part of their mortuary practices and as gruesome trophies since ancient times.   Today human remains can be seen in… 1,084 more words

Macabre Displays

S.K. Epperson reblogged this on S.K. Epperson and commented:

Here's what I think about: What if Sylvia, by some crazy turn of events, is actually Amelia Earhart? And the partially embalmed Sylvester might be the body of Kansas Sheriff Thomas Gannon who mysteriously disappeared in 1868, or James William Boyd, the Confederate officer said to have been killed in place of John Wilkes Booth, who was supposed to rendezvous with others in Mexico but never showed up. Wouldn't it be crazy if these bodies displayed to the public for centuries were actually famous missing people, and under our noses the whole time? (Seriously, that is what I think about. Maybe I should write a book about it. :)

Thanks to Strange Remains for all the fascinating posts!

Graves of the Conspirators

Over the last week, I had the opportunity to visit and photograph many of the graves of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Here are some black and white stills of their final resting places. 894 more words

Lincoln’s Racial Views – LewRockwell.com

By Thomas DiLorenzoAugust 9, 2014Email PrintFacebookTwitterShareThe tall tales told by the Lincoln cult get funnier and funnier as more and more Americans learn the truth about their own history as opposed to the version fed to them by the Lincoln cult. 681 more words

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John Wilkes Booth

Born: May 10, 1838 in Bel Air, Maryland

Died: April 26, 1865 in Port Royal, Virginia

  • He was born into a theatrical family. His father was a famous Shakespearean actor from Britain.
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But is there a Conspiracy Roll on the menu?

In the weeks leading up to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth met with his accomplices at the building in which he was lodging, Mary Surratt’s boarding house, which was owned and operated by the mother of Booth’s friend and co-conspirator, John Surratt. 289 more words


A Life Turned Tragic: Major Henry Rathbone and the Lincoln Assassination

Today we welcome back guest author Cal. J. Schoonover. Cal hail’s from Janesville, WI, where he lives with his son James. Cal is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin, Whitewater; and is currently attending American Military University, where he is pursuing his Masters in Military History, with a concentration in the American Civil War. 1,953 more words