The day lincoln was shot

Was that information really available? They form a plot to kidnap the President. John Wilkes Booth Flees As the nation mourned, Union soldiers were hot on the trail of John Wilkes Booth, who many in the audience had immediately recognized.

Thanks to this book, I have made arrangements to take the special tour of Ford's theatre so I can get up close to see all the things described. The first lady lay on a bed in an adjoining room with her eldest son Robert at her side, overwhelmed with shock and grief. I'm not normally one for history, so I was a little reluctant, but I have been trying to expand my historical knowledge and this seemed like a good way to go about it.

The Lincoln Assassination AtBooth slipped into the box and fired his. They want the Confederates punished while Lincoln argues for mercy. The author moves back and forth between what was going on with Lincoln and with Booth and the consipirators.

But apparently in the aftermath of the assassination of Lincoln it was so thoroughly investigated and documented and photographed that what you get is changing perspectives with history and time and revisions and new looks and Lincoln is one of the most written about people ever so its really amazing that authors keep When I read High Noon in Lincoln about the Lincoln County War I had the same feeling as this book -- how did they know and could they write a minute by minute account of the day's events.

Herold surrendered but Booth remained inside. Still, it's quite the thorough immersion into life during that time period. And it's actually very interesting, though I do wonder how in the world the author knew some of the details - where people sat in a room, what they said to each other, what time they put their head in their hands, that kind of thing.

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Seward—the president and two of his possible successors—would throw the U. There are a few cha This was recommended by a friend.

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