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 Posted: Sat Aug 9th, 2008 12:02 am
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Pam , Lincoln was a great lover of Shakespeare and of course Booth acted in many plays of Shakespeare.  Then there is Fanny Kimble who came from England to do Shakespeare readings and married one of the largest slave holders in Georgia.  Wonderful book called Fanny Kimble's Civil Wars about her problems with her husband and her suffort of Union causes.  Also Fanny Kimble's Journal.  By the way she is the grandmother of Owen Wister of the archtypical Western , the Virginian . She is the niece of Sarah Siddons one of the greatest female Shakespearan actresses. 

Sherman even quotes Shakespeare in his Memiors. 


Bama I know better than to pass on the sappy story.  I heard it and did research on it as it didn't ring true to me. 


Now if only I could move California closer to Gettysburg so I could still live here and visit Gettysburg more often.  AND NO I don't mean by means of an earthquake all of you who were thinking that.


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