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Executing the Booth Conspirators

July 7, 1865 – Federal officials hanged four of the eight defendants accused of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.

On May 1, President Andrew Johnson authorized creating a military commission to try eight people for allegedly conspiring with Booth: David Herold, George Atzerodt, Lewis Powell (or Paine), Samuel Arnold, Michael O’Laughlin, Edward Spangler, Dr. 1,162 more words

Abraham Lincoln

this day in crime history: july 7, 1865

On this day in 1865, four people convicted of participating in the conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln were executed by hanging. The conspirators were Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt. 33 more words

True Crime

WILLIAM MCGURN: Confederates in the Attic

Wall Street Journal — It wasn’t the Republican Party that gave states’ rights a bad name.

Abraham Lincoln waited four years before Union forces retook Fort Sumter, captured by a secessionist South Carolina in the opening shots of the Civil War. 76 more words

Culture

Teacher Spotlight: Georgette Hackman, Our 2015 Summer Teacher-in-Residence

We are excited to introduce you to our newest Teacher-in-Residence, Georgette Hackman. Georgette will be with us in Education for the month of July, sharing her expertise as classroom teacher and self-proclaimed history geek. 783 more words

Abraham Lincoln

Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Department of Defense Personnel Decisions

I am pleased to announce that two of my closest advisors are moving into critical new roles at the Department of Defense.

One of my first decisions upon returning to the… 358 more words

Department Of Defense

Monday Motivation (#26)

Happy Monday!

In celebration of July 4th and American Independence Day, here are some quotes about freedom and independence. While I don’t love everything about how things are run in the United States, I’m so thankful for our many freedoms! 195 more words

Quotes

July 6, 1852

Old State Capitol Building, Springfield, Illinois, built 1839

1852

July 6th Tuesday  Was very busy sewing this forenoon

Mary made the sleeves to my purple cambric… 295 more words

19th Century