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“Mary Surratt - Guilty, Innocent, or does it matter?”

Apr 20, 2011 at 9:41pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Mary Surratt - Guilty, Innocent, or does it matter?
Less than three months after her arrest at her boarding house on H Street in Washington City, Mary Surratt would be hanged for her role in John Wilkes Booth's murderous plot.
from The Conspirator 53 comments

“Frederick Aiken: A Proper Defense”

Mar 14, 2011 at 9:41pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Frederick Aiken: A Proper Defense
Historian Fred Borch argues that Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy) did all that he could and provided a proper defense for Mary Surratt.
from The Conspirator 23 comments

“Edwin Stanton: Hero, Villain, or Something Else?”

Feb 25, 2011 at 6:40pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Edwin Stanton: Hero, Villain, or Something Else?
Edwin Stanton reportedly said when Abraham Lincoln died, "Now he belongs to the ages." Unfortunately the ages have been a lot kinder to the 16th president than they have to the war secretary.
from The Conspirator 45 comments

“Historians View the Assassination”

Apr 4, 2011 at 9:36pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Historians View the Assassination
In April of 1865 most northerners had little trouble discerning who was behind the assassination; they were convinced the Confederate government was involved.
from The Conspirator 87 comments

“Brig. Gen. Joseph Holt - His Role as Chief Prosecutor in the Military Tribunal”

Mar 28, 2011 at 8:43pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Brig. Gen. Joseph Holt - His Role as Chief Prosecutor in the Military Tribunal
Joseph Holt, a Kentucky lawyer and staunch Unionist, was confirmed by the Congress as President Lincoln's Judge Advocate General on September 3, 1862. This made Holt the top lawyer in the Army, and the principal legal advisor to Lincoln on all military legal matters.
from The Conspirator 73 comments

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  • Annieirene
    10/13/2014 at 2:40am

    Annieirene

    I was at Cuttington College in Liberia, West Africa, where my father was a visiting professor for a year. I was 8 years old. My brothers and I and some other kids were coming back on a van from children's activities at a nearby Lutheran run mission and saw a group of the Liberian college students gathered by the gates to the college around a battery-powered radio. It was night and very dark except for flashlights or something they held. We stopped to ask them what was going on, and they told us President Kennedy had been shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. They were shocked and upset. We drove on to our house where my parents had also heard the news. We had all campaigned for JFK (to the extent kids can, we had helped), so it was particularly sad for us, but other people in that community were distraught as well. People from Haiti, Germany, Canada, Liberia, England, as well as Americans, both black and white.

    from Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
  • Kressel
    12/30/2013 at 4:22pm

    Kressel

    Sarah Vowell's ASSASSINATION VACATION taught me all about the assassinations of Lincoln, McKinley, and Garfield. I followed up on the Lincoln assassination with MANHUNT by James Swanson, which is really about the chase for John Wilkes Booth. Together, both books are good preparation for "The Conspirator," but though "Parkland" does not advocate any conspiracy theories, the John Wilkes Booth conspiracy is what convinced me that a conspiracy was behind JFK, too. On the other hand, the McKinley and Garfield assassinations were both perpetrated by lone wolves, so I suppose it is possible.

    from Presidents in Peril
  • Kressel
    12/30/2013 at 11:57am

    Kressel

    I just saw the film last night. How is it known that the young FBI agent burned the files on Lee Harvey Oswald? Did he tell the world that before he died?

    from Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination
  • Vanessa
    10/14/2013 at 12:17pm

    Vanessa

    I still haven't been able to see the film yet, but I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was not quite 10 years old & remember hearing what happened that evening on the news from Walter Cronkite, it's burned into my memory forever. Then 2 days later I watched in horror with the rest of the country as Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald live on TV. The weirder thing for me and my family though is that my great aunt worked as a dancer for Jack Ruby at the time and had for several years. She was approached by the police and eventually by other authorities questioning her. I remember how our family wanted her to tell us what she knew & she claimed very loudly that she knew nothing. I always believed she knew more than she said & was just afraid for her life. I was right. In 2004, she finally talked about it to us for the first time, she was in her 80's & has since passed away. She told us in no uncertain terms, she fully believed Oswald was not a lone gunman & that she knew that there were people that had used him, and believed he was one of the shooters. However, she still would not take her story to anyone else & we just left it at that. It will forever be a true mystery in my opinion.

    from Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination
  • GeorgeHWBush
    10/05/2013 at 4:01pm

    GeorgeHWBush

    I spent the night of Nov. 21, 1963 at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel. At the time of the assassination, I stood in front of the Texas School Book Depository engaged in my duties of support for our covert mission. Immediately following, I flew to Tyler, where I phoned the Houston FBI office to tell them I was in Tyler and asked that they include that in the record. When I am asked my whereabouts on 11/22/63, I always respond with "I don't remember."

    from Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
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“Historians View the Assassination”

87 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

In April of 1865 most northerners had little trouble discerning who was behind the assassination; they were convinced the Confederate government was involved. More

“Brig. Gen. Joseph Holt - His Role as Chief Prosecutor in the Military Tribunal”

73 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

Joseph Holt, a Kentucky lawyer and staunch Unionist, was confirmed by the Congress as President Lincoln's Judge Advocate General on September 3, 1862. This made Holt the top lawyer in the Army, and the principal legal advisor to Lincoln on all military legal matters. More

“Slavery, race, and the assassination”

56 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

On the evening of April 11, 1865, a large crowd gathered on the south lawn of the White House in Washington to hear President Abraham Lincoln deliver a speech from a second-floor balcony... More
 

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