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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
Gunny G: Civil War massacre launched reparations debate..... "On a rainy night in early 1865, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton arrived in Savannah, Ga. — which the Union had captured weeks earlier — with a question: What should become of newly free black people? It was a question that many in power had been asking for some time. What was different this time was to whom the question was posed: the newly free black people themselves. It was a visit born of a massacre about a month before, and it launched a debate that continues to this day.............."
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