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This Week in the American Civil War: June 8-14, 1864

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Lincoln Assassination Resources

Due to the reconfiguration of this blog, here are the links to the stories on Frederick Aiken, Mary Surratt and the Lincoln Assassination, for your convenience.   Frederick Aiken Biography Frederick Aiken The Attorney – Historians Weigh In Rare Aiken … Continue reading

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Frederick Aiken The Attorney – Historians Weigh In

From the moment that the American Film Company released The Conspirator, questions have been raised about the films accuracy regarding the lead counsel, Frederick Aiken. Was he, as FoxNews host Bill O’Reilly would opine, a “pinhead” or a “patriot?” You be … Continue reading

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Rare Aiken Letter for sale

Democrat attorney encouraged John C. Fremont to challenge Lincoln in 1864 election A rare 1864 letter by Frederick Aiken, the attorney who later represented Mary Surratt in her Lincoln Assassination conspiracy trial, is up for sale by Seth Kaller Historic … Continue reading

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Lincoln Assassination Books

Here are the five best books for details on the Lincoln Assassination. American Brutus, by Michael W. Kauffman It is a tale as familiar as our history primers: A deranged actor, John Wilkes Booth, killed Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre, … Continue reading

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Mary Eugenia Surratt (1823-1865)

Convicted Lincoln assassination conspirator Mary Eugenia Jenkins was born in Maryland in 1823. As an adolescent she attended a Catholic seminary for girls in Virginia, but at sixteen she married John Surratt, at least ten years her senior, and in … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history – April 24, 1865 – Hancock issues proclamation

On this date, 146 years ago – Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock ordered the following handbills printed and distributed to free blacks in the communities of Virginia and Maryland along the Potomac River. John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln’s assassin, and … Continue reading

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Frederick A. Aiken Biography

Sarah Olivia WESTON was born in West Randolph, Orange, Vermont. Educated at home, chiefly under private tuition. She continued her studies in Boston, devoting her attention principally to the classics and history, under the direction of several noted professors at Cambridge, she being the … Continue reading

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‘The Conspirator’ takes in $7 million in ten days

Here are the latest numbers for the first ten days of ‘The Conspirator’ courtesy of the-numbers.com. The film had a budget of $25 million and has now taken in just under $7 million in ten days at the box office. … Continue reading

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