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Museum provides ‘Full Story’ of assassination conspiracy

by Ellen Matis in Civil War

The Mary Surratt House, described as a clandestine Confederate safe house during the Civil War, was home to the first woman ever executed by the federal government. The crime for which she was convicted: conspiring with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Docents [ ... read more here]


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    This spring, learn how the Civil War ended

    March 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

    The great national nightmare was coming to an end 150 years ago, but there’s probably a lot you don’t know about what happened in March and April of 1865. As we wind down our coverage of the Civil War’s sesquicentennial observance, Recreation News takes a look at the circumstances that led to [ ... read more here]
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