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Roger Norton
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« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2010, 03:09:44 AM »

To historynut1123 - he was one of the soldiers who sprung the traps at the execution?

To Laurie - very good, that is indeed Oak Hill, the home of Henry Lowe Mudd.  (ALso, Laurie, I will be glad to post Rick's photo for you if needed.  Just send it to me in an e-mail.)  

In comparison here are the homes of William Lucas


and William Rollins

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« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2010, 06:53:19 AM »

Yes, Roger, except I mispelled that, it was Hazlett, not Hanslett.
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« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2010, 11:11:24 AM »

Here's another picture I scanned from Oldroyd's 1901 book.  This is Surrattsville.  The caption reads, "STREET IN SURRATTSVILLE - Looking north from the front of the Surratt house toward Washington; the road by which Booth and Herold entered the town."

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« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2010, 03:21:27 PM »

Laurie sent me a photo of the Huntt house, and here is the information she included:

"This photo is of the Eli Huntt house in the village of T.B. after much remodeling over the years.  In 1865, it was a story-and-a-half cottage with a cat-slide roof.  In 1950, it was moved about 300 yards into a sheep pasture and turned around 180-degrees to face another road so that a dual-lane highway could be constructed through its original location.

It was in a downstairs bedroom that David Herold spent the night of April 13, 1865, according to the family history.  The house originally sat within fifty feet of New Cut Road (or the T.B. Road) down which Booth and Herold fled after leaving Surrattsville. The Huntt family later told troops that they heard riders during the night and dogs barking in the village while they were up feeding their infant son."


 

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« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2010, 08:29:54 PM »

I have a trivia question for you all.  Who was Lewis Chubb?
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« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2010, 08:34:30 PM »

I have a trivia question for you all.  Who was Lewis Chubb?

The soldier who had a drink with Atzerodt and let him thru the checkpoint on the 15th
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« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2010, 08:38:35 PM »

Wow.  I posted that five minutes ago.  Mr. Hess is ready for the lightning round.

I'm trying to make my way through Steers' Assassination Encyclopedia, and I'm finding so many interesting auxiliary characters I never knew.  Apparently I have far to go before I can remember them as well as Mr. Hess!
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2010, 03:41:50 AM »

Who is this lady?

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Dave Taylor
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« Reply #53 on: September 30, 2010, 05:38:49 AM »

I'm going to guess Lucinda Holloway, Richard Garrett's sister, but I don't think that's right...
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #54 on: September 30, 2010, 06:26:47 AM »

Excellent guess, Dave, but it's not her (at least according to my source).

Lucinda Holloway

The picture of Lucinda came from Ed Steers' The Escape and Capture of John Wilkes Booth. While I am at it here's another pic from Ed's book.  We all know about the fake Lincoln pictures, fake Booth pictures, etc., but here is a bogus Mary Surratt.  Not long after the assassination this photo was sold to the gullible public as being Mary.

Bogus Mary Surratt
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« Reply #55 on: September 30, 2010, 09:03:36 AM »

You are amazing, Laurie.  That is indeed Mrs. Rollins. She has her own separate article in Ed's encyclopedia.  The picture is from Mr. Hall's collection, and I scanned it from Mike Kauffman's article in the June 1990 edition of Blue & Gray.
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Dave Taylor
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« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2010, 09:39:03 PM »

Who is this? (log in to see the picture)
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« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2010, 09:59:42 AM »

Is it Richard B. Garrett?
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Dave Taylor
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« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2010, 06:43:31 PM »

Rich, you are correct, sir.  It is Richard Baynham Garrett who was 11 years old when Booth and Herold came to his father's farm.

Since Laurie mentioned it, here is a possible photograph of Emerick Hansell.  It is from the Neff/Guttridge Collection at Indiana State and there is little documentation for it.  This is why I chose not to include it in my article.  I make a mention of it in my footnotes however.  The curator of the collection called Dr. Neff and asked him about the image's provenance, and Dr. Neff believed it was with the National Detective Police papers.  So it could be him, but there's no way to be certain.
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« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2010, 07:59:30 PM »

You mean Vancil didn't confirm it?HuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuh? Roll Eyes
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