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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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  • Guilford
    11/20/2012 at 11:44am

    Guilford

    A good biopic of Nathanael Greene and the characters that he worked with to struggle through leadership of the southern campaign in the Revolutionary War is a great idea for a movie. While broad in scope, the characters can carry this story of struggle in a very unforgiving world. Greene himself, the "father" of American cavalry William Washington, Robert E. Lee's father "Light Horse" Harry Lee, Peter Francisco, Daniel Morgan (Boone's uncle), Francis Marion, and other very interesting and exciting characters worked to develop and carry out a campaign against the very professional British Army under Cornwallis to end the war. What a story!

    I'm wondering what happened to the films that were in development already, specifically about Paul Revere and the other "midnight riders," and the other one about John Brown. They have simply disappeared from the site! I was really looking forward to the Midnight Riders movie. What an exciting, very dramatic couple of days that would depict!

    from The Best American History Movies NEVER Made
  • crazychicken123
    08/28/2012 at 6:24pm

    crazychicken123

    I have watched a lot of movies made about Lincoln and the Civil War and I am amazed that I am still learning. I research each fact and while most of them are true there are still a lot of false ideas out there.

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  • Shnepule
    08/23/2012 at 5:22pm

    Shnepule

    All posts are very interested and well informational.
    watchmoviesgallery.com

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  • tdeleon
    05/28/2012 at 5:02pm

    tdeleon

    Stories of how slave labor was used to build the county, ie-the story of the White House, also economic realities of slavery and the south, why the south wanted to keep slavery, why some pockets in the south are still resistant today, link the past and present, there are still people today that want to re-fight the Civil War.
    Frederick Douglass

    from The Best American History Movies NEVER Made
  • tdeleon
    05/28/2012 at 2:11pm

    tdeleon

    Most of us, unless we have hunted down biographies know very little about all of the presidents lives, the politics and cultural tribulations of the different periods of time in American History.
    Starting with the greats, maybe Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, but also I have heard there was a gay president-James Buchanan, a president that was assassinated McKinley, etc,
    I would like to know more about all of our presidents, film would be a great way to learn their stories.

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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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