Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Coming April 5, 2012

Before Abraham Lincoln’s heart stopped beating, Union leaders believed that the man responsible for the deed was not John Wilkes Booth, but John Singleton Mosby. Certainly, there are many connections linking Mosby to Booth and also an alleged plot to kill Lincoln and his cabinet using explosives hidden in the White House basement. But what are the facts and what are the myths? And why was Mosby, the North’s most hated Confederate and declared an outlaw at war’s end never charged in the assassination? This fascinating subject will be addressed at our next meeting in a program entitled The Gray Ghost and the Lincoln Assassination: Col. John Mosby’s Involvement in the Death of Abraham Lincoln presented by Valerie Protopapas, Editor of The Southern Cavalry Review, the newsletter of The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society.