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“Honor to Our Soldiers”: Civil War Veteran William Withers, Jr. and the Song that was Never Sung

Editor’s Note: As we honor our nation’s soldiers in observance of Veterans Day in November, we remember the soldiers who fought to preserve the Union 150 years ago. 942 more words


John Wilkes Booth in the Woods Finale

On April 12th of this year, I underwent a journey into history.  For 3 days and 2 nights, I completely immersed myself in the conditions John Wilkes Booth faced while hiding out in a pine thicket after he assassinated Abraham Lincoln.   270 more words

Mapping the Assassination

I came out to Washington, D.C. for the very first time in 2009.  It was the summer between my junior and senior year of college and the trip was an early graduation gift from my parents.   851 more words

Robert Lincoln was once saved from possible serious injury or death by Edwin Booth, famous actor and brother of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of his father.

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Clear Sight blog update

Update, 3:05 p.m.: Well! After the last note, I found that I had gotten a large writing assignment. Yay! It’s due next week, though, so I am going to hold off on resuming posts here and perhaps at Flight To Wonder as well until these three articles are done. 514 more words

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The Judges of the Secret Court: A Novel About John Wilkes Booth by David Stacton

Does this description of Lincoln on his death-bed make up for all that I hold suspect about historical fiction?

It was a sad face, everyone knew that, and an ugly face, but the approach of death made something evident in it that few had noticed, something youthful, ageless, and despite itself commanding.

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