Tag: abraham lincoln

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The Fight to Find John Wilkes Booth’s Diary in a Forgotten Subway Tunnel

Possible clues about Lincoln’s murder in the unlikeliest place.


Yrs. Truly, A Lincoln

On the grifter who made a living forging the signatures of American heroes.


The Unsuccessful Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln

Learning of a plot against the life of the newly elected Lincoln, Alan Pinkerton decamps to Baltimore and infiltrates the conspiracy.


The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot Lincoln

The strange life of Boston Corbett, the soldier who killed John Wilkes Booth in 1865.


Lincoln’s Great Depression

Today, Abraham Lincoln’s struggle with clinical depression would make him “unfit for office.” Back then, it was the key to his presidency.