Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Witness to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

My Great-Great-Great Grandfather fought in the American Civil War.  We have very little from him.  However, my father and uncle will tell me stories of my Great-Aunts talking about the wounds that he carried from the war.  I found that amazing that I am hearing from a witness to a witness from a grand historical event.

I would like to point out that there is audio and video recording of Civil War veterans and civilians out there.  A bit of it is on YouTube but it is sparse and often mislabeled.  Recently I came across this gem.  The man was 5 years old, but he was in the theater the night that President Abraham Lincoln was shot!

Lincoln Assassination Eyewitness (Feb 9,  1956)

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