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On this date in Civil War history – President Abraham Lincoln Assassinated – April 14, 1865

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal President Abraham Lincoln knew that the possibility of his assassination was a constant possibility. In his desk drawer was an envelope marked “Assassination,” full of threats written to him during his administration. On the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 12-18, 1865

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday April 12, 1865 SURRENDER OF MOBILE, ALABAMA The final major city of the Confederacy fell as … Continue reading

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Report of first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot is found

The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and found him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife. Dr. Charles Leale ordered brandy and water to be … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Assassination: New research unravels old myths

By Jeffrey S. Williams Concordia University-St. Paul, Minn. Written for Dr. David Woodard’s “Readings in American History” class – April 2011. The Northern States were celebrating the end of the Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s … Continue reading

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Historical Inaccuracies in ‘The Conspirator’

by Jeffrey S. Williams Okay, so we know that the James Solomon/Robert Redford film The Conspirator, now entering its second full weekend, has some inaccuracies to it. What are they? Here are a few obvious ones that I remember from … Continue reading

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