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Robert Arnold's Book The Conspiracy Between John Wilkes Booth and the Union Army
12-10-2018, 08:48 PM (This post was last modified: 12-10-2018 08:49 PM by mikegriffith1.)
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RE: Robert Arnold's Book The Conspiracy Between John Wilkes Booth and the Union Army
(12-10-2018 08:16 AM)MeyerG Wrote:  
(10-26-2018 04:02 PM)mikegriffith1 Wrote:  * Finally, in your previous reply, you said that Booth was on the run for 12 days. Actually, he was on the run for less than 10 days. He shot Lincoln at around 10:10 PM on April 14th and died at around 7:00 AM on April 26, which amounts to 225 hours, or nine days and nine hours.

Hi everybody,
I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I joined because I felt this is the place where one can find serious information and discussions about Lincoln's assassination case. Having been thru maybe 250 threads last week or so, I still feel this is right - with one exception. Do I use the right calendar and is my math still up to scratch?

April 15th is one full day, 16th is another, so is 17th. Am I still on track? If I go on like that till April 25th, I count eleven (11) full days. Adding almost 2 hours from April 14 and lets say 7 hours from April 26th, I count 11 full days and 11 hours - give or take - 11 and a half days.
Now, I have asked several math professors worldwide, all acclaimed in their field. Some have confirmed and others I am still waiting for. Some even added, its 273 hours… well maybe, but thats beyond my capabilities. I just have to trust them.

Apart from that, I am getting tired of that 'cattle excrement'. I focus now on much more interesting stuff on this forum.

Thank you

But Booth's "flight" ended at 3:00 PM on April 24, if we accept the traditional version of his movements. Once at the Garretts' house, he was fed, slept under a roof, relaxed, and socialized with the Garretts. That is not what most people would describe as "flight" or "being on the run," especially since, per the official version, he was shot there at around 2:00 AM on April 26.

If a runner is running a marathon and gets to take an 18-hour break, that time is not counted as part of the marathon time, but the marathon time is resumed once the runner's break is over. If it was Booth who was at the Garrett house, his time there was certainly not even remotely harsh or brutal.

So, starting at 10:00 PM on April 14 and going till 3:00 PM on April 24, you get just under 240 hours, or less than 10 24-hour periods. If you want to merely count calendar days, by all means do so, but you should be up front with your audience and let them know that the actual time of being in flight/on the run was not 12 days--it was not even quite 10 days, in terms of the number of hours.

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