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Robert Arnold's Book The Conspiracy Between John Wilkes Booth and the Union Army
10-26-2018, 04:38 PM
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RE: Robert Arnold's Book The Conspiracy Between John Wilkes Booth and the Union Army
Mike, I really dont know why you continue with the issue of the bullet transiting downwards as if it proves the man was not Booth and Corbett couldnt have shot him. ( The issue of pistol or rifle is something else that I dont have enough knowledge to discuss ... except to say ... "So what? Can we be sure Corbett didnt have a rifle? )

As I have posted before its more than likely that Booth, or whoever it was, was stumbling or on his knees or even crawling in desperation to get out of the barn. So any bullet fired at his head would ... transit downwards.

The descriptions that we have as to what happened immediately before the shot lack any real detail (as far as I have read anyway). Corbett would have been under pressure to explain why he fired and wouldnt want to admit killing a crippled man on his knees.
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RE: Robert Arnold's Book The Conspiracy Between John Wilkes Booth and the Union Army - AussieMick - 10-26-2018 04:38 PM

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