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I'm a life-long student of American history, especially Civil War history and Lincoln's role in that epic drama. I was drawn to a posting on this site discussing General Martin D. Hardin escorting Fanny Seward and others to the monitor to identify her father's attacker, Lewis Paine (Powell), based on an April 11, 1915 article in the Washington Post. I've been researching General Hardin's life for five years and am eager to follow-up on this lastest clue. Incidentally, Hardin believed that Paine was among a raiding party of Mosby's Rangers, wearing Union uniforms, that ambushed his command at Catlett Station in December 1863. Hardin was seriously wounded in the affair and lost his left arm as a result. General Hardin was also a friend of the Lincoln family and helped lead the hunt for that assassin on that terrible Good Friday.