Tag Archives: Charles Julius Guiteau

President Garfield’s Train

 James A. Garfield, President for barely six months, was dying from an assassin’s bullet. Garfield: The Long Hot Summer The summer of 1881 had been one of the hottest ever remembered by Washingtonians. The temperatures soared over 90 degrees practically … Continue reading

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Robert T. Lincoln: Witness to Assassinations

When Robert Lincoln was nearly sixty, he vowed never again to meet a President of the United States.  He was a prominent man with an iconic name. Meeting and greeting Presidents was a given. But he let it be known … Continue reading

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Chester Alan Arthur: A VEEP on Hold

Vice President Chester Alan Arthur became President following the assassination and death of James A. Garfield. CAA: The Basics Born in Vermont and raised in upstate New York, Chester Alan Arthur (183o-1886) was a preacher’s son who attended Union College, … Continue reading

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President Garfield’s Doctors: A Tragi-Comedy Part I

Charles Guiteau admitted that he shot the President, but “it was the doctors who killed him.”  The assassin was certifiably insane, but he wasn’t stupid.  Everybody in the country knew it was the medical men who botched the care of … Continue reading

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Charles Julius Guiteau: Garfield’s Assassin

The old history books claim that the assassin of President James A. Garfield was a disgruntled office seeker – but was that really the case? President James Garfield was assassinated in July, 1881, but the trial of Charles Julius Guiteau … Continue reading

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