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Wilkes Booth Came To Washington
03-13-2015, 05:01 AM (This post was last modified: 03-13-2015 05:03 AM by BettyO.)
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RE: Wilkes Booth Came To Washington
I agree....I do have the book and read it about 40 years ago! It has some controversial info - but interesting. One error in Starkey's book via Gene's post -

"The government gambled that the linking element - embodied in the form of the twenty-three -year-old secret courier who had left Davis and Benjamin in early April for Montreal to communicate with Booth during the three days before the murder - would present himself before the trials end, if only to save the life of his mother. Perhaps if Stanton and Holt had known him better they would have realized it was a pointless gamble - a man doesn't survive for three years as a spy behind the enemy's lines by nurturing his softness"

John Surratt was only 20 years old at the time of the assassination. He was a week older than Lew Powell - his birthday was April 13, 1844; Powell's April 22, 1844.....

"The Past is a foreign country...they do things differently there" - L. P. Hartley
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Wilkes Booth Came To Washington - Gene C - 03-12-2015, 08:56 PM
RE: Wilkes Booth Came To Washington - BettyO - 03-13-2015 05:01 AM

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