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Civil War: The Dahlgren Affair

As I hinted in my last column, the story of Kilpatrick’s Dahlgren’s gets quite a bit more interesting and is a topic of controversy even today. Conspiracy theorists, take note.

Civil War: A chance encounter with John Wilkes Booth

100 miles north of Richmond, 17 months before he was assassinated, President Lincoln sat watching a young actor named John Wilkes Booth in a newly-renovated Ford’s Theatre.