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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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  • Pager
    10/03/2013 at 10:06pm

    Pager

    Pretty clearly a major conspiracy and since the government isn't interested in the conspiracy they are almost certainly implicated IN that conspiracy. 1. There was far more bullet mass recovered than bullet mass lost from the magic bullet. 2. An entry wound 6 inches from the base of the neck cannot exit from the Adam's Apple originating 6 floors above 3. 30 people had knowledge of some relationship between Lee Oswald and Jack Ruby 4. At least 50 people had some prior knowledge of a conspiracy 5. More than 100 people died violent deaths AFTER Lee Oswald was dead. Since Lee didn't come back from the dead there must be a major conspiracy in place 6. Dr Mclellan (sp?) of Parkand recently said there were more than 2 shooters And this just scratches the surface. There is much more. I wonder how the movie Parkland will treat history or if Parkland will just extend the cover-up further?

    from Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination
  • GaryA
    10/03/2013 at 9:57pm

    GaryA

    What a pity it is that the American Film Company turned to Hanks and Vince Bugliosi to produce a special commemorating the 50th anniversary of JFK's murder.

    Y'all may remember Hanks' first, foolhardy foray into America's misadventure in Afghanistan, "Charlie Wilson's War." As the noted academic, Chalmers Johnson, has pointed out, Charlie Wilson's War was complete codswollop. [See Johnson's review, "Second thoughts on Charlie Wilson's War," that appeared in, among other places, The Asia Times: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/JA08Df01.html]

    With that oh, so vulgar, if "patriotic," fairy tale under his belt, Hanks has sallied forth to address the Kennedy assassination, conspiring with noted fabulist, Vincent Bugliosi, whose book on the JFK assassination I shredded in no less than the official journal of the Federal Judiciary, "The Federal Lawyer." [Available on-line at the "Mary Ferrell" website: http://www.maryferrell.org/wiki/index.php/Essay_-_Review_of_Reclaiming_History]

    So it can come as no surprise to see Rolling Stone stoning at Parkland in Peter Travers' new review. Bewailing what "Parkland" might have been, Travers sniffs that, "Sadly, what Parkland (has) become() is a crying shame."
    http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/parkland-20131003

    With Hanks as historian, quel surprise.

    from Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination
  • Karacook
    10/03/2013 at 9:44pm

    Karacook

    Parkland isn't coming to Panama City. ): I'm so sad now I have to wait even longer to see it.

    from Presidents in Peril
  • hof2007
    10/02/2013 at 7:14pm

    hof2007

    I was living in Long Beach, Calif. went to James A. Garfield Elementary School. We were told to go to the assembly hall. We form a line and started on our way. We saw and heard teachers crying. I'd never foget that day or The Four Days to follow. For those who remember those four days 50 years ago next month it seems that it was only yesterday.

    from Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
  • TonyM
    09/18/2013 at 6:04pm

    TonyM

    Every family has a distinct history. I know when my ancestors emigrated to the United States from England, who was first to get a college education, and even the first to be elected to public office. While these aren't things I've personally done, they are facts about me, and they do have an impact on how I view the world.

    Knowing this, I truly feel for the Hinckleys, the Oswalds, and others with "infamous" ancestors. With that said, history should inform our actions - not control them - and I respect Robert Oswald's decision to do what he could to protect his family and simply continue to live his life.

    from Infamous by Association
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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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