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Inside Thomas Jones' Huckleberry

Thomas Austin Jones has gone down in history for the assistance he gave assassin John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice David Herold. Jones not only cared for the two fugitives as they hid out in a pine thicket in Charles County, but he also transported Booth and Herold from the thicket to the shores of the Potomac from which they got into a boat and attempted to row across to Virginia. 469 more words


Cartes de Visite: Understanding the First Social Media Craze

Long before Snapchat and Instagram, cartes de visite (“CDVs”) were the latest trend in image-sharing social media. And, at the time, they were considered just as high tech as Snapchat and Instagram are today. 975 more words


BEA16: How Jennifer Chiaverini Makes History New Again

Last week, the Broadway hip-hop musical “Hamilton” made headlines yet again after the show was nominated for a record 16 Tony Awards in a wide range of categories: acting, design, directing, and more. 1,695 more words


Biking the Booth Trail, Day 1

On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled to the South on the heels of assassinating President Abraham Lincoln. He spent 12 days on the move, with the nation ravenously seeking updates on his pursuit.

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What If John Wilkes Booth Had Lived?

As President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train wound its way through the northern United States in late April 1865, Americans learned that the two-week manhunt for Lincoln’s assassination abruptly ended when… 780 more words


Book Corner: Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbotham

In 1864 Washington, one has to be careful with talk of secession. Better to speak only when in the company of the trustworthy, like Mrs. Surratt.

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On This Day - April 26th

On this day, April 26th in American History:

  • To the shores of Tripoli!
  • Sherman finally gets to the beach.
  • Death to Assassins

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