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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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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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On this day: April 26, 1865 – JOHN WILKES BOOTH KILLED!

The Account of the Officer in Charge On April 24, 1865, Lieutenant Edward Doherty sits on a bench across from the White House conversing with another officer. The arrival of a messenger interrupts the conversation. The messenger carries orders directing … Continue reading

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