The Lynching of Mary Surratt
Many believe that the execution of Mary Surratt was a shameful atrocity that never should have happened.
And there are those who believe that law and justice should apply to everyone equally regardless of race, creed, or gender.
The hanging of Mary Surratt is still hotly debated, but this article reveals something new about the life-and-death of Mary Surratt found no where else. Read more.......
The Missing Pages of Booth's Diary. History or Just Hollywood Hype?
Before turning Booth's diary confession over to Congress, Secretary Edwin Stanton's War Department went to great extremes to secretly remove six pages of text from the book.
In 1977, Booth's diary was again under government investigation, but once more, Stanton's secret was successfully concealed.
My analysis of the FBI Forensic Exam of Booth's diary exposes why the missing pages were stolen, and never recovered. Read more.....
The Washington Conspiracy to Remove Lincoln from Office
Just hours before Lincoln was shot to death he turned to his bodyguard William H. Crook and said: "Crook, do you know I believe there are men who want to take my life? And I have no doubt they will do it. Other men had been assassinated. I know no one could do it and escape alive. But if it is to be done it is impossible to prevent."
- How did Lincoln find out about the plot that took his life? (See: The Reason Lincoln Had to Die, Chapter 9, Reassurance)
- How was the Washington conspiracy covered up? Read More....
The Cover-up of Booth's Unknown Accomplices
by Don Thomas
George Atzerodt assumed that this woman conspirator in Booth's plot was Kate Thompson but Atzerodt was mistaken.
Read this article and discover just how much of the Lincoln conspiracy has never been told.
George Atzerodt's Confession
Annotated by Don Thomas
George Atzerodt, after ten days in a floating dungeon, tried to lighten his fate by telling the War Department all he knew about Booth's plans to assassinate Lincoln. He named everyone in the old kidnapping gang, plus several others that have strangely remained absent from prosecution and history books.
How They Got Away with Murder
by Don Thomas
NEW EVIDENCE: Booth and his helpers, Herold and Atzerodt, all mentioned "the others," a "crowd" from New York, among whom were minstrels, and with whom Booth worked to kill Lincoln. For the first time in history, Thomas identifies people in and around this crowd. The War Department identified several of them, but took no actions to prosecute them.
Edwin Stanton Prolongs the War
by Don Thomas
Eleven months before Lee's surrender, Major General Benjamin Butler was positioned to take Petersburg, Virginia, with an overwhelming force. Confederate reinforcements were detained, creating a two- to three-day window of opportunity to take this vital crossroads city, only 30 miles from Richmond. But a major, strategic Union victory just weeks before the Republican nomination was the last thing Lincoln's enemies wanted.
An examination of the economic and political forces that made Lincoln's career possible, and made his removal necessary.