Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Lincoln Assassination 3

The Lincoln Assassination, Part 3
There was so much that was ironic about the events of Friday, April 14, 1865, not the least of which was the New York Times editorial the previous day that stated confidently, "The last man has been slain." Another bit of irony: The cause of the South was finished six days earlier - when Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Union forces, that army, the South's most fearsome weapon, had literally passed out of existence, so the thought of taking the President's life had ceased logically to have any practical value whatsoever.

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