Two momentous events in American history occurred within days of one another in mid-April 1865. Their effects continue to reverberate today.
This episode explores the backstory of the character known as Dale, which takes us back to the U.S. Civil War and an epic disaster on the Mississippi.
Now this looks like a nice day.
While Booth was shooting Lincoln at Ford's Theater, another terrible crime was happening just blocks away.
This sad and terrible artifact is extremely small--smaller, in fact, than it looks in this photo. It is a Philadelphia derringer, probably manufactured about 1852. [...]
The play Lincoln was watching at the time of his assassination has an interesting history of its own.
Ten days from now will be the 205th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, arguably the greatest and most famous American who ever lived. [...]