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A Boothie Road to Appomattox

This past weekend, I attended the 2015 conference for the Society of Women and the Civil War. The organization, dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of women’s lives and roles in the American Civil War, holds an annual conference in a different city and state each year. 1,013 more words

Judas With Strings

The darkness around had taken on the hue of blood. As Charity stared, numb with fright, the blood resolved to a smoky, ingernal scarlet. With a deafening 

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Death of Gary Mack

JFK Assassination – Gary Mack

Gary Mack, a leading expert on the John F. Kennedy assassination, died last week, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. He was 68 years old. 786 more words

Wild Men From Illinois

Robert, eldest son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln, lived until 1926. Some years after his father’s murder, Robert Lincoln was seen by a friend burning papers in the fireplace. 1,346 more words

Escape Of Lafayette Baker

Anatomy of an Assassination, by John Cottrell (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1966) describes how Dr. Ray Neff, a health sciences professor at Indiana State University with a chemistry background, de-ciphered coded messages left by Colonel Lafayette Baker, Union spymaster. 794 more words

MAKE-YOU-CRY MONDAY: The Ballad of Booth

Sondheim, Sondheim, Sondheim.

Astonishingly bitter and wickedly funny. Better flow and rhymes than most mainstream rappers.

I became a Sondheim fan after stumbling across “Company” on Netflix a couple years ago. 297 more words


An Assassination Vacation in the Midwest

Kate and I are visiting my family here in Illinois and decided to use the opportunity to make use of the newly updated Lincoln assassination maps here on BoothieBarn… 1,970 more words