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A Threat To The Republic
02-27-2019, 10:49 AM (This post was last modified: 02-27-2019 10:51 AM by JMadonna.)
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RE: A Threat To The Republic
(02-27-2019 06:17 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  Many thanks to Steve for sending these articles. Steve writes:

"One is an article from the 15 April 1964 Chicago Tribune that reprints a 21 April 1865 letter from Frederick Demond to his brother, George, about guarding the Navy-Yard bridge and who claims to have been guarding the opposite end of the bridge from Cobb the night of the assassination. The other article is a letter written by Demond and reprinted in the 26 Dec. 1897 Boston Globe. The versions are a little contradictory in that the 1865 letter claims that the men (presumably Booth) were the first people to inform him that the President had been shot. That strikes me as an incredibly stupid thing for Booth to say if he wanted to get away. I'm not sure if Demond's word/accuracy can be trusted or not, even if the letter was written only a week after the assassination."

Trust your instincts Roger.
Demond's letter indicates that he was still guarding the bridge on April 21 when in reality the guards were pulled the day after the assassination.
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