GDG- Killing Lincoln
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Mon Jan 16 10:14:17 CST 2012
RE: The Inaurg pic. Booth has been confirmed in the crowd behind
Lincoln. He is at about 1:30 on the clock at the edge of the crowd. He has a
mustache and is wearing a curved top hat with his head propped at an angle.
Lincoln looks about 30 ft away.
Booth had for months been carrying on a public affair with Lucy Hale. She
was the duagther of the Senator from New Hampshire which is where the
tickets came from He frequently dined with the Hales at the National Hotel
where he lived. He was witnessed there by a number of people. Lucy was one
of a 1/2dz women who believed that they were engaged to Booth.
The picture is generally accepted by scholars to be Booth. He later said
he had a pistol in his pocket and could have shot Lincoln there.
A magnifying glass may help you spot him. Once you see him he is pretty
"Just the facts, ma'am."
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In a message dated 1/16/2012 10:56:57 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Batrinque at aol.com writes:
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
In a message dated 1/16/2012 10:24:52 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
jlawrence at kc.rr.com writes:
You know, as a I understand it, Mudd denied knowing or recognizing Booth
when he was arrested, Eyewitnesses though refuted this, and there were
several known meetings between the two,
Leaving out the inaugaration day photo, which may or may not portray the
together (the recent Harvest of Death discussion comes to mind on what a
photo tells you and what a photo says).
And there is a substantial amount of evidence that later on, after the
trial, Mudd did admit to various people that he indeed had known that
was his patient. His lying to investigators that such was the case was
thing that most made him look guilty of knowing perhaps more than he
did. I have no doubt that Mudd was fully knowledgeable about the kidnap
plot, but I am not convinced he knew beforehand about Booth's change in
to assassinate Lincoln.
That Inauguration Day photo (actually, more than one Inauguration Day
photo) is a fascinating piece of evidence that falls short of absolute
but surely it is remarkable that a band of men in close proximity could
bear such physical resemblance to Booth's comrades.
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