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Now He Belongs to the Ages

The words “Now He Belongs to the Ages” were spoken 152 years ago by Edwin Stanton.

There is some question as to the exact words that Secretary of War Stanton uttered, but the alternates are very similar. 212 more words

Memories

April 14

1865: Shots are fired at Ford’s Theatre. The US Civil War was coming to a close with the Union troops bringing a victory. Robert E. Lee had surrendered to Union troops five days earlier effectively ending the War. 599 more words

History

He "belongs to the ages" & he belongs to us...

April 14th and 15th are days that are usually sad for me. The anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination stirs up an array of emotions in me – sadness, sorrow mostly but also hope. 572 more words

Civil War

I'm a Lincoln Grown-up!

I am very happy to announce that I have joined the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Institute!

This development all started in March 2016 when I had the thrill of my professional life speaking at the Institute’s annual symposium at… 436 more words

Abraham Lincoln

The Hidden History of James P. Ferguson

On April 1, 2017, I spoke at the annual Surratt Society Conference. The topic of my speech revolved around the hidden histories of some of the minor characters in the Lincoln assassination story. 2,061 more words

History

The Escape of John Wilkes Booth

This story is only indirectly connected to Dayton, but too fascinating not to share!

In 1924, Whitney Bolton, editor of the Dayton Daily News, wrote an article telling of the escape of John Wilkes Booth, after interviewing reporter John Young. 1,066 more words

Dayton Ohio

Grave Thursday: Jacob Rittersbach

Each week we are highlighting the final resting place of someone related to the Lincoln assassination story. It may be the grave of someone whose name looms large in assassination literature, like a conspirator, or the grave of one of the many minor characters who crossed paths with history. 2,286 more words

History