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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 54 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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  • Florence
    08/22/2012 at 3:11pm

    Florence

    As a new member I think The American Film Company's mission to make films of American historic events (historically accurate) is a fantastic way to educate those people who take pride in their country,and want to learn more about our American stories.
    -Florence

    from Slavery, race, and the assassination
  • Cowboyphotographer
    08/20/2012 at 1:19am

    Cowboyphotographer

    I agree with any historian who says that Mary Surrat was in the wrong place at the wrong time. But I think she lived a tough life with her husband and after she died, she probably a tough life up until April 1865. According to her, in the film: the Conspirator, She did keep her son to close and she wasn't about to give up her son for getting involved in the plot to kidnap Lincoln and or in the Conspiracy to kill Lincoln too.

    from The Private Life of Mary Surratt
  • Cowboyphotographer
    08/19/2012 at 2:14am

    Cowboyphotographer

    In my opinion, Fredrick Aiken did the best he could to defend Mary Surrat especially with his theme: Don't allow your desire for revenge cloud your judgement. But I have a theory that, When the innkeeper John Loyd testified that Mary brought the french field glasses and carbine rifles out to the tavern saying "get the Shooting irons ready". I'm thinking that was she an accomplice to Booth? Because she did that on Booth's behalf while Booth was stalking Lincoln in Washington City and what Booth told her what to do during that conversation with Mary at her Boardinghouse days before the assassination.

    from Frederick Aiken: A Proper Defense
  • Cowboyphotographer
    08/19/2012 at 2:14am

    Cowboyphotographer

    In my opinion, Fredrick Akien did the best he could to defend Mary Surrat especially with his theme: Don't allow your desire for revenge cloud your judgement. But I have a theory that, When the innkeeper John Loyd testified that Mary brought the french field glasses and carbine rifles out to the tavern saying "get the Shooting irons ready". I'm thinking that was she an accomplice to Booth? Because she did that on Booth's behalf while Booth was stalking Lincoln in Washington City and what Booth told her what to do during that conversation with Mary at her Boardinghouse days before the assassination.

    from Frederick Aiken: A Proper Defense
  • Americanophile
    08/14/2012 at 1:42pm

    Americanophile

    The film world is greatly enriched by the efforts of these great folk at the Film Company of Americal Now history and historical accuracy become the primary consideration of film making rather than simply entertaining. people. Given the incredible power of film to engross mass audiences, it is inevitable that more people will now learn more about the history of the greatest civilization in human history. `The Conspirator' is a great beginning,. It showed that even in times of the greatest national trauma conceivable, the United States is able to keep its footing on the ground on which it was established. The fact that the moral to the story is that civilians earned the rights to be tried in civilian courts tells it all. It gives proof to President Obama's claim about the ability of the great democracy to continually improve itself.

    God Bless the United States of American and all its great citizens like the folks at the AmericanFilmCompany,l

    from Slavery, race, and the assassination
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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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