J.D.R. Hawkins

One bullet can make a man a hero… or a casualty.

Anniversary of Lincoln Assassination – “The Conspirator”

Today marks the anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The event was so shocking that this country still feels the repercussions from it. So much controversy swirled around for years following the assassination that many still wonder about details concerning the president’s murder.

Many people were involved in the assassination, headed by John Wilkes Booth, that took place only days after the Civil War ended. Some conspirators paid for their involvement with their lives, others were sentenced to life terms in prison, and some went free. All were effected in some way.

Mary Surratt was the first woman to be hung in this country. She ran the boarding house where Booth and other men involved were living. Some think she was a scapegoat. A new movie will be released this Friday, entitled “The Conspirator.” Directed by Robert Redford, it tells the story of this horribly tragic event.

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