Gone but not forgotten.
205 years ago today.
Barack Obama isn’t going to Gettysburg today to pay tribute to the nation’s greatest (and probably only) poet president.
Imagine being remembered by posterity as the newspaper that called President Lincoln’s most famous address, um, “silly”?
I just finished reading Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford's Theatre, a must-read for anyone with an interest in American history.
Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination, a new book by Dr. Thomas Bogar, has done the impossible by examining the first American presidential assassination in a way that is fresh, shocking, and entirely new. I sat down for a Q&A with Dr. Bogar, who shared some of the enduring myths and mysteries he discovered in eight years of extensive research focusing on the actors and stagehands at Ford's Theatre.
The first black President of the United States of America will not attend the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address. Lincoln gave the address just a few months after the gruesome three-day Gettysburg battle that resulted in the loss of 51,000 men.