The Life, Crime, & Capture Of John Wilkes Booth

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About the author:
Born on January 30, 1841, George Alfred Townsend became the youngest war correspondent of the Civil War. He served both at home and abroad, and later became one of America's most important journalists and novelists of the Reconstruction Era. His pen name, Gath, from which the Gathland State Park derives its name, was formed by adding an H to his initials and was inspired by a biblical passage: (II Samuel 1:20) "Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askalon."
In 1884 Townsend purchased a tract of land on South Mountain, an area particularly attractive to him because of its proximity to Antietam and other historical sites of the Civil War. Gathland State Park was the scene of a little known yet quite noteworthy confict, the Battle of South Mountain. Closely associated with this historical aspect, the natural beauty of the site and the imposing views of the valleys appealed to him.
Magic Lamp Press, publishers of the Peter Sharp Legal Mysteries, felt that this novel is so important a criminal case that they prepared it for publication in the print version and made it available to the public.

The Life, Crime, & Capture Of John Wilkes Booth

A Magic Lamp Classic Mystery

Authored by George Alfred Townsend

Every generation has dates that are etched into people's minds so deeply that they all know exactly where they were when that day's momentous event happened, like 9/11 and the killing of John F. Kennedy.

In the days of our Civil War, the date etched into people's minds was when President Abraham Lincoln was shot dead as he attended the play "Our American Cousin" at the Ford Theater, on April the 14th, 1865 at the Ford Theater.

This book chronicles the events leading up to the assassination, and to the deaths of the killer John Wilkes Booth on April the 26th of that same year, and the subsequent hangings of the other conspirators on July the 7th.

Publication Date:
1882629914 / 9781882629916
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / Civil War

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