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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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  • TAFC_Staff
    04/02/2010 at 2:48am

    TAFC_Staff

    EdwardMRyan,

    The idea of a post-1908 Butch Cassidy riding around Bolivia may sound like bogus history, but author Richard Patterson documents multiple sightings of, and even interactions with an older Butch through the years. Were these tall tales, an imposter, or perhaps Butch himself?

    Here's the Amazon link to his book:

    from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • TAFC_Staff
    04/01/2010 at 10:33am

    TAFC_Staff

    Hey surf4fun101, you can read more about the identity of "Deep Throat" in this exclusive Vanity Fair interview with the man who finally admitted the truth, W. Mark Felt.

    from All the President's Men
  • surf4fun101
    03/31/2010 at 4:25pm

    surf4fun101

    This film is such a great modern Western!!! A truly enthralling film.

    from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • surf4fun101
    03/31/2010 at 4:21pm

    surf4fun101

    I cannot believe that "Deep Throat" was unknown for over 30 years!!!! It was such a scandal and I find it horribly fascinating that one man was able to go unidentified for so long when the whole nation was watching this plot unravel.

    from All the President's Men
  • surf4fun101
    03/31/2010 at 4:17pm

    surf4fun101

    The opening speech in Patton is very moving. I can understand why this film was chosen for preservation by the Library of Congress in the United States National Film Registry. It is amazing that one man was able to accomplish so much and become such a hero in his life.

    from Patton
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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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