Two momentous events in American history occurred within days of one another in mid-April 1865. Their effects continue to reverberate today.
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. [...]
This post is about nothing substantive other than the fact that I hate the month of April and am very glad that today is the [...]
The play Lincoln was watching at the time of his assassination has an interesting history of its own.