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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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  • RiseAbove
    09/17/2013 at 10:43am

    RiseAbove

    Though, I wasn't born yet - my dad talks about how he remembers being in his 3rd grade classroom when he heard his teacher gasp when one of the school workers told her what had happened. Then she was in tears - he knew something bad must have happened, maybe to her family. She then shared that something bad had happened to Mr. President Kennedy. We were let out early that day - and when I got home, my mom had the same sadness in her eyes. Our home was somber for several days after.

    from Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
  • ProudAmerican
    09/15/2013 at 7:18pm

    ProudAmerican

    The options posted on here are amazing. I'd watch them all. Roosevelt's western experience would be most captivating for me (please do not leave out his role in Montana).

    Something else to consider is the story of Henry Plummer and his gang/deputies. From what I've understood the actions of the citizens revolting against the Sheriff, Henry Plummer, and his men where part of what created the vigilante law in the US. This is a little known story even to people in the area, Virginia City, Montana. I'm not sure how I first heard of it but it has mesmerized me ever since.

    from The Best American History Movies NEVER Made
  • ButlerHistory
    09/13/2013 at 10:49pm

    ButlerHistory

    The McNeil story is new to me as well. One thing I've always found interesting about that day is that Lyndon B. Johnson, who was sworn in later in the afternoon, did not deliver his oath with a hand on a Bible as might be assumed; instead, he used a Roman Catholic missal that was found next to JFK's bed on Air Force One.

    from Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination
  • DannoHanks
    09/11/2013 at 4:31pm

    DannoHanks

    I can't wait to see this film. I am the cousin of Malcolm MacGregor Kilduff, Jr. Assistant Presidential Press Secretary to Kennedy. He is the person who gave the world the news on that awful day. I watched his announcement live, just after being sworn in to join the Navy, I looked up to see my cousin on TV.
    Over the years, we talked about the event many times. Malcolm had a greater perspective then many that day, as he was in the car directly behind the President's, and he witnessed the swearing in of Johnson.
    Malcolm Kilduff was serving as acting White House spokesman for the first time on a presidential trip when he accompanied Kennedy to Dallas. At a hastily arranged news conference at Parkland Memorial Hospital on Nov. 22, 1963, he announced: ''President John F. Kennedy died at approximately 1 p.m., Central Standard Time, today here in Dallas. He died of a gunshot wound in the brain.'' A short time earlier, Malcolm Kilduff had broken the news to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird. Fearing a widespread plot against other top-ranking officials, Johnson ordered Malcolm to withhold the announcement of Kennedy's death until Johnson was safely aboard Air Force One. Malcolm Kilduff's place in the events of that day came by chance. Kennedy's main spokesman, Pierre E. Salinger, was with a group of cabinet members on a plane
    bound from Hawaii to Japan. He and his wife are buried in Arlington Cemetery, close to JFK.

    from Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
  • HistoryManiac
    09/10/2013 at 3:37pm

    HistoryManiac

    Life isn't fair. You've heard that before, right? So is it surprising to any of us that the immediate family of someone associated with a crime be branded a villain? It's not fair, true, but it's reality. I bet there has been a precipitous decrease in the first name "Adolf" or the last name "Hitler" since the criminal by that name wreaked his havoc on the human race, and I bet his family was not loved. I regret that good people get a raw deal, but that's reality.

    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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