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Assassination Trivia
05-01-2013, 09:30 AM
Post: #481
RE: Assassination Trivia
Which assassination eyewitness later gave this account of the shooting?

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“I was sitting right across the theater from the president’s box and saw the whole tragedy. I was on crutches. The president’s box was decorated with flags and the flag toward the stage side partly obscured a full view of all those in the box. But I think Mr. Lincoln, Mrs. Lincoln, Major Rathbone, Tad Lincoln and possibly another man and woman were in the box. Mr. Lincoln sat pretty well toward the front. Laura Keene was on the stage at the moment playing ‘Our America Cousin.’”

I noticed that Mr. Lincoln was laughing at something in the play. Just then I noticed the curtain in the rear of Mr. Lincoln’s box pulled apart and I looked squarely at the man as he came in. At first I thought he was one of the theater attendants bringing in a glass of water and decanter, for something shone in each of his hands.

Just then a shot rang out and Mr. Lincoln seemed partly to rise from his sitting posture and then sank back and his head lunged forward and I saw a little trickle of blood running down his cheek."
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05-01-2013, 09:37 AM
Post: #482
RE: Assassination Trivia
David Dorn from "We Saw Lincoln Shot..."
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05-01-2013, 10:07 AM
Post: #483
RE: Assassination Trivia
Kudos, Rich. You got it.

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David Dorn, the man who saw Tad Lincoln in the State Box
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05-01-2013, 01:28 PM
Post: #484
RE: Assassination Trivia
Mr Dorn died on May 4th 1913 and is buried in Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice, Nebraska.
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05-01-2013, 08:36 PM
Post: #485
RE: Assassination Trivia
(05-01-2013 01:28 PM)Rsmyth Wrote:  Mr Dorn died on May 4th 1913 and is buried in Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice, Nebraska.

That's why you ARE Rich Smyth!!!
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05-13-2013, 08:29 AM
Post: #486
RE: Assassination Trivia
Henry Lux wasn't present at Lincoln's assassination, but something he made was. What was it?

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05-13-2013, 08:31 AM
Post: #487
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His watch?
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05-13-2013, 09:08 AM
Post: #488
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Negative, Roger. This silent witness to the assassination is still there.

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05-13-2013, 09:29 AM
Post: #489
RE: Assassination Trivia
Booth's boot.

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05-13-2013, 09:54 AM
Post: #490
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That's it, Rob. Booth had Henry Lux make the high riding boots he was wearing that night. He ordered them from Lux's shop on Broadway in NYC. Good job.

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05-14-2013, 03:21 PM
Post: #491
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This gentleman wrote a Lincoln assassination book. What is his name?

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05-14-2013, 03:58 PM
Post: #492
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I've definitely seen that picture before but I can't recall the author. He's the author of a small volume on the assassination, yes?

Possibly William Reuter who wrote, "The King Can Do No Wrong"?
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05-14-2013, 04:31 PM
Post: #493
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Dave, you are on the right track. His book is 199 pages. It is not William Reuter.
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05-14-2013, 04:55 PM
Post: #494
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Lloyd Lewis?

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05-14-2013, 05:11 PM
Post: #495
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Good guess, Joe, but it's not him.

Hint #1: His assassination book was published in 1986.
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