Originally posted on The Resident of the United States:
What if I were to tell you that the man we all know as John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln went on to live another 40 years after he killed President Lincoln? You’d say I am crazy, but I have sufficient evidence to the contrary.
Most historians allege that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, was killed in Garrett’s barn on April 26, 1865. Because there was so much mystery surrounding the autopsy and subsequent burial of Booth, some held the belief that Booth didn’t really die that night. Some claimed that Booth had actually escaped and that the man shot in the barn wasn’t really Booth. They further believe that when officials in the American government discovered that they had the wrong man, to escape embarrassment, the matter was quickly covered up. The controversy settled down by the time that the conspirators’ trial was…
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