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Don’t Shoot!: The Journey of Booth’s Deringer Pistol

Numerous lithographs, engravings and other depictions of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln came out soon after the event (not to mention in the 149 years since). 531 more words

History & Museums

The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - September 15-21, 1864

Here is a look at events in the Civil War 150 years ago this week.

But first, what was John Wilkes Booth up to? Michael Kauffman (source 27 below) says that Booth’s plot, which apparently did start out as a scheme to kidnap US President Lincoln rather than murder him, didn’t become active until after the October elections. 913 more words

American Civil War

John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day by Art Loux

John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day by the late Art Loux is a truly remarkable gift to the historical community.  As a history of the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, it is unmatched in its scope and detail.  687 more words

Armed and Dangerous: A Historical Misreading by Kate Ramirez

Preface by Dave:

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking fellow Lincoln assassination researcher, Kate Ramirez, along the John Wilkes Booth escape route.  1,001 more words

John Wilkes Booth

As President and Mrs. Lincoln watched a play from their private box, a grade B actor crept up behind and shot Mr. Lincoln in the head – that’s the way I learned it in school, but my research created quite a different picture. 283 more words

The Connecticut Rebels

The Atlanta Kings drew the match with their Southern division rival, the Connecticut Dreadnoughts. If you are wondering what a team from the northern most region of yankee land is doing in the Southern division, you are not alone. 484 more words