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Another take on President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

by Jeffrey S. Williams The son of a well-known actor, John Wilkes Booth was an accomplished actor by 1859 and was performing in Richmond, Virginia, in November of that year when he spontaneously joined the Richmond Grays, a local militia … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Midnight Rising: John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz

A new book on the famed abolitionist John Brown will be released next week (Oct. 25). It is written by Tony Horwitz, who previously wrote the best-seller, “Confederates in the Attic.” Bloomberg recently posted five excerpts in advance of this … Continue reading

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A Civil War Sampler

Presenters at Saturday’s Symposium at the Clark County Heritage Center discussed slavery, the Electoral College, ‘Bloody Kansas’ and the Underground Railroad By Tom Stafford, Staff Writer, Springfield (Ohio) News-Sun Political distortion. Americans know slavery distorted the Declaration of Independence’s claim that … Continue reading

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