Tag Archives: Lincoln’s Assassination

Martha Johnson Patterson: First Daughter

Martha Johnson Patterson served for nearly four years as de facto First Lady to an unpopular president. The Johnson Family of Greeneville Andrew Johnson (1808-75) was seventeen years old when he pushed a cart across the North Carolina border into … Continue reading

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The Plot to Assassinate General Grant

General Grant was one of John Wilkes Booth’s targets on April 14, 1865. This is Julia Grant’s story, penned some 35 years after it occurred, and not known to the general public for more than a century. April 14, 1865 … Continue reading

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General Grant Saves General Lee

On April 9, 1865, Ulysses S. Grant became the most popular man in America. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House Civil War Victory: The Euphoria The news was instantaneously carried by telegraph wire across the country – North … Continue reading

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The Polarizing Mrs. Lincoln

  Mrs. Lincoln is never viewed in neutral.  You either love her or hate her. Some historians evaluate Mary Todd Lincoln as a termagant who made Lincoln’s life a misery.  Some claim she is one of the most misunderstood characters … Continue reading

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