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Assassination Trivia
05-27-2013, 12:32 PM
Post: #556
RE: Assassination Trivia
Bill, Betty, Rich, and Kate - none of your answers are (is? help, Laurie) correct.

Hint #2: The answer comes very early in a book I bet all of you have.
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05-27-2013, 12:35 PM (This post was last modified: 05-27-2013 12:35 PM by Gene C.)
Post: #557
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That was a secert meeting Roger. No one is supposed to know about it.......

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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05-27-2013, 12:39 PM
Post: #558
RE: Assassination Trivia
Gene, you're making me laugh again!

Hint #3: The handshake and brief conversation occurred at a public reception.
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05-27-2013, 01:42 PM
Post: #559
RE: Assassination Trivia
All I can think of is Boston Corbett because he met Lincoln at a reception when his NY unit arrived in D.C. at the onset in 1861, to guard the city from a suspected invasion from Virginia. However, I don't think that Booth knew Corbett
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05-27-2013, 01:53 PM
Post: #560
RE: Assassination Trivia
It's not him, Laurie.
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05-27-2013, 02:27 PM (This post was last modified: 05-27-2013 02:28 PM by J. Beckert.)
Post: #561
RE: Assassination Trivia
I'm trying to think of a character that would socially priviledged enough to attend a public reception with the President and the only one I can come up with is Mudd.

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05-27-2013, 02:49 PM
Post: #562
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Nope, not him.
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05-27-2013, 05:44 PM
Post: #563
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If this is a side character in the assassination story, but not directly related to the assassination, then I'm going to vote for John Ellsler, one of Booth's partners in the oil fields. Ellsler was into the theater business, was well-respected, and was the manager of a musical enterprise in Cleveland (I think) that might have put him in the presence of Lincoln.
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05-27-2013, 05:45 PM
Post: #564
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This is a humdinger, Roger. Can I buy the rights to this one? I could use this.

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05-27-2013, 06:12 PM
Post: #565
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Careful, Roger. He's going to use it against us Southerners.
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05-27-2013, 07:05 PM (This post was last modified: 05-27-2013 07:05 PM by J. Beckert.)
Post: #566
RE: Assassination Trivia
Do the right thing Norton. Or the cheese lady loses your address.

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05-27-2013, 07:38 PM
Post: #567
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Threats! Do y'all see that??? Threats from the Yankee supplier of the cheese!
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05-28-2013, 01:29 AM
Post: #568
RE: Assassination Trivia
John Mathews (if it was a side character)?
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05-28-2013, 03:55 AM
Post: #569
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All guesses continue to be wrong.

Hint #4: He is not a "side character" such as Ellsler. He is an extremely familiar name to anyone who has read Lincoln assassination books.
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05-28-2013, 05:33 AM
Post: #570
RE: Assassination Trivia
Peter Taltavul?

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