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President Lincoln Assassinated!!: The Firsthand Story of the Murder, Manhunt, Trial, and Mourning

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Historian Harold Holzer recaptures the drama of Lincoln’s assassination, the hunt for the conspirators and their military trial, and the nation’s mourning for the martyred president. Using original eyewitness reports, medical records, trial transcripts, newspaper articles, speeches, diary entries, and poems, Holzer reveals of one the most shocking and tragic events in our history. A book signing will follow the program. To access live, real-time captioning, please click on the link below or insert the following URL into a separate browser window: http://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=041615nara1200pm
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Robert Gresham (1 month ago)
He starts at 7:57
well at least he cleaned up
Paul Serup (3 years ago)
I also find it interesting that I posted the following somewhat critical comment a month ago or so and when one goes to this video, there is no sign of my comment, before the latest post. Before today, this video page declared that there were no comments and yet I had made the comment I speak of. I do not know if this is a technical glitch or something more but in any event, I post it here again so people will be able to see it.  Interesting talk however, during the question and answer period, beginning at 52:00, Mr. Holzer said that during the New York City Draft Riots, Archbishop John Hughes had personally stood in front of Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopalian churches and ordered rioters not to touch them. I’ve studied the riots and have never heard of this, so I emailed Mr. Holzer. Mr. Holzer, to his credit, emailed me back the same day. That was very good but I was very surprised by his one line answer, saying that it had been some time since he did research on the riot but that he “may well do some again” for a new book. Harold Holzer is the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize winner. I think that is astounding that someone who has won such a prestigious Lincoln prize says why he doesn’t believe a Catholic involvement conspiracy theory, because of Lincoln’s relationship to John Hughes, and declares why Hughes was such a loyal American. When he is asked for the proof of this though, he has no evidence to provide. I also think he will not find any such evidence as at least one other competent commentator of the riots that I know of, Joel Headley, who wrote the 1873 book, The Great Riots of New York, says something quite different, that the Archbishop did nothing of use at the time. Headley was the only journalist / historian quoted in a 2013 article of the New York Draft Riots by the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-new-york-draft-riots-of-1863/2013/04/26/a1aacf52-a620-11e2-a8e2-5b98cb59187f_story.html. 2013 was the sesquicentennial year of the Riots. I emailed Mr. Holzer again to point out these things out but he has not responded.
Richilda Nunweiler (3 years ago)
Mr. Holzer has some interesting takes on this historical subject.
Paul Serup (3 years ago)
Interesting talk however, during the question and answer period, beginning at 52:00, Mr. Holzer said that during the New York City Draft Riots, Archbishop John Hughes had personally stood in front of Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopalian churches and ordered rioters not to touch them. I’ve studied the riots and have never heard of this, so I emailed Mr. Holzer. Mr. Holzer, to his credit, emailed me back the same day. That was very good but I was very surprised by his one line answer, saying that it had been some time since he did research on the riot but that he “may well do some again” for a new book. Harold Holzer is the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize winner. I think that is astounding that someone who has won such a prestigious Lincoln prize says why he doesn’t believe a Catholic involvement conspiracy theory, because of Lincoln’s relationship to John Hughes, and declares why Hughes was such a loyal American. When he is asked for the proof of this though, he has no evidence to provide. I also think he will not find any such evidence as at least one other competent commentator of the riots that I know of, Joel Headley, who wrote the 1873 book, The Great Riots of New York, says something quite different, that the Archbishop did nothing of use at the time. Headley was the only journalist / historian quoted in a 2013 article of the New York Draft Riots by the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-new-york-draft-riots-of-1863/2013/04/26/a1aacf52-a620-11e2-a8e2-5b98cb59187f_story.html. 2013 was the sesquicentennial year of the Riots. I emailed Mr. Holzer again to point out these things out but he has not responded.
11Kralle (3 years ago)
+Paul Serup There are two sources from the 18th of July 1863 (published accounts of the incident): 1. "Archbishop Hughes' address to Four Thousand," The New York Times, July 18, 1863, pp. 1, 4. & 2. "The Mass Meeting at Archbishop Hughes' House," New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung, July 18, 1863, p. 8. (seems to be one of the many german newspapers - the link shows an english translation) Both sources were published two days later, yet very near (timewise spoken). A.f.a.i.k.: there was an issued speech of the Archbishop, which may be the very words both newspapers used for their accounts as template...

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