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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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  • TonyM
    09/18/2013 at 5:51pm

    TonyM

    I was a senior in high school, and was in the school library. An office worker ran in crying, saying that the president had been shot. Everyone was upset - and scared - and they let school out. We all went home and turned on the television. Everyone crowded around their televisions for hours, listening for anything they could learn about this tragic event!

    I had met President Kennedy (I was within six feet of him, anyway) the summer before he was elected President, and was amazed by his personal presence and charisma. Hearing that he had been assassinated was hard for me to believe.

    from Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
  • SHEIKHMO
    09/17/2013 at 5:55pm

    SHEIKHMO

    FRIDAY MORNING IN LOS ANGELES,CALIFORNIA.NOVEMBER 22,1963.MY COUSIN AND I DID NOT GO TO 36TH STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THAT DAY.MY MOTHER AND AUNT WERE UNEMPLOYED.MY GRANDFATHER WAS AROUND THE CORNER AT THE GAS STATION AND AUTO SHOP.BESIDES CAR MAINTENANCE GAMBLING WAS THE ACTION OF THE CAR BUSINESS.BETTING ON HORSES AND DICE GAMES.MY GRANDFATHER WAS WALKING VERY FAST AND CUSSING.COMING TOWARDS US.I WAS ELEVEN YEARS OLD.I HAS NEVER HEARD MY GRANDFATHER CURSE LIKE THAT BEFORE.THE -DAMN SOB'S DEN KILLED KENNEDY! MY AUNT REPLIED.DADDY WHAT DID YOU SAY ? THEY DEN KILLED KENNEDY IN DALLAS ! MY MOTHER SAID: " DADDY YOU JOKING ? " MY AUNT SAID." SISTER DADDY WOULD NOT BE JOKING ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT." MICHAEL GO GET CBS NEWS.I RAN INTO THE HOUSE AND TURNED THE TELEVISION ON CBS.AS SOON AS I TURNED THE TELEVISION ON .THE SCREEN READ " BULLETIN " .WALTER CRONKITE REPORTED THAT PRESIDENT JOHN F.KENNEDY HAS JUST BEEN SHOT IN DALLAS,TEXAS." I THEN RAN OUTSIDE AND SAID " IT'S TRUE ! " PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS SHOT IN DALLAS,TEXAS.FOR WHATEVER REASON. I SAID." IT WAS A WHITE MAN THAT SHOT HIM." MY AUNT IMMEDIATELY SAID:" AIN'T NO NEGRO GONNA SHOOT KENNEDY." THEN WALTER CRONKITE WITH THOSE THICK GLASSES.REPORTED THAT PRESIDENT JOHN F.KENNEDY WAS DEAD FROM THE GUNSHOT WOUNDS.I THOUGHT THAT THIS MEANT NEGRO'S WOULD BE PUT BACK INTO SLAVERY.WHY I THOUGHT LIKE THAT I DO NOT KNOW ? sheikhmo1999@yahoo.com-TAIF'TUL'ISLAM-P.O.OX 338-COMPTON,CA.90223

    from Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination
  • 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
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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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