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1  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Terry Alford's long awaited Biography on: April 22, 2014, 05:03:13 PM
on John Wilkes Booth, titled, "Fortunes Fool", will be published February 2015 by Oxford University Press.

Perfect timing for the 150th anniversary of the assassination.

Previously Mr. Alford edited Booth's sister, Asia Clarke's memoir, "The Unlocked Book...." re-titled "John Wilkes Booth" (A Sister's Memoir by Asia Booth Clarke). This book is a great addition to any Lincoln Assassination library collection and is available through Amazon. Pick this one up if you don't have it already!

Terry was always helpful to me when I was editing my book on Richard Smoot. I would send a barrage of questions, and he always found time to answer or point me in the right direction. He is such a nice guy and gentleman!
2  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Rich Hill on: April 18, 2014, 05:17:09 AM
Thanks for keeping up with this Joe. I have always liked that house along the escape route. Glad their going to restore it originally also!
3  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Tonight's the Night! on: April 14, 2014, 07:03:41 PM
Horrible and tragic as it was, we wouldn't be discussing the assassination of our 16th President, if it wasn't for this day 149 years ago. But it IS fun, sleuthing, discovering facts, dis-spelling facts etc., regarding this. I have met a lot of wonderful researchers and friends on this, the Original Web Site of the Lincoln assassination, and I thank you all!
4  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: "Diggers" tonight on Nat Geo on: April 14, 2014, 06:59:49 PM
Hahaha, agreed Joe!  Wink
5  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Thomas Davis on: April 13, 2014, 01:19:34 PM
Couple what Borrows AND Cobb said, Booth didn't seem distressed or injured. I'm more into believing the theatre story, the traditional one.  "Peanut" never stated one way or the other if Booth was limping, etc. "Peanut" was holding the bridal and handed it over to Booth when Booth mounted the horse. If he mounted with his left (broken) foot, (as the majority of riders do) it doesn't mean anything, the few seconds from the jump to the stage and exiting the theatre was probably done with 100% adrenalin. (If adrenalin could be bottled for the consumer, we would never use Morphine, Percodan, Percocet, etc. again)  Wink
6  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Thomas Davis on: April 12, 2014, 09:28:54 PM
No tip? I hate when that happens!

 What's confusing is, both horses, according to Thomas Davis are injured.

Back in 2006, I bought into the theory that the Bay mare tripped (over a log, branch, bus, etc)  Cheesy at Sopers Hill, but now I'm buying into the old theory that he broke his leg while jumping from the box at Fords'.

Early accounts of Herold when he was captured has him stating that the break came from landing on the stage and not from the horse falling while Booth was saddled. Herold insinuates that the first story Booth told people along the way (on his escape) that he made up the story of the horse falling, perhaps the story of his misaligned fall  from the box embarrassed him, and the story of the horse "tripping" sounded better, more dramatic.

It could certainly go both ways though. (either story)
7  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Thomas Davis on: April 12, 2014, 08:18:50 PM
I'm assuming this correlates with Kauffman's theory that the horse tumbled with Booth aboard, thus causing the break on his (Booth's) leg? But.....
8  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Trivia Question on: April 02, 2014, 08:39:01 PM
Unfortunately, this type of chair was used for simulated drownings, and those sentenced to "ducking" were
usually convicted criminals. This was used in Charles County during colonial times. I'm not sure when the practice ended. The courthouse, at the time, was less than a mile from Rich Hill and "Old Ducky" was strung over Pope's
Creek about 4 miles away near Capt. Billy's Crabhouse.
 
I hope the judge gave a particular number of duckings instead of a particular length of time to be under. Shocked






Sorta like "waterboarding" huh?
9  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Trivia Question on: April 01, 2014, 11:06:44 AM
I love Capt. Billy's! Great food and cold beer!  Wink Wink
10  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Trivia Question on: April 01, 2014, 09:11:54 AM
Yep!  Wink Too bad they didn't have "Ol' Sparky" back then. I would have preferred that instead of the neck-tie party!


No, not the ones who were interrogated.
11  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Trivia Question on: March 31, 2014, 06:36:24 PM
Off the top of my dome, how many people were physically "affected" by Booth's actions on April 14th?
I count 10.
12  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Ed Steers Jr. New Book on: March 29, 2014, 05:45:56 AM
Ed Steers has a new book called "Lincoln's Assassination" coming out in October. You can pre-order it on Amazon.
13  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Gallows Relics on: March 26, 2014, 07:36:47 PM
Doesn't the late Dr. Lattimer have some of the rope as well Steve?
14  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Ride to Zekiah Swamp on: March 26, 2014, 07:35:25 PM
"By the way, I just got home and missed the Diggers show.  Will it be repeated, do you think?"

I hope not.
15  General Category / All Things Lincoln Assassination / Re: Ride to Zekiah Swamp on: March 25, 2014, 08:49:49 PM
Good point, and thanks for pointing out the variables. The area is much more denser than then, thus retarding the sound of gunfire. The acoustics have changed dramatically.
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