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 Posted: Tue Nov 4th, 2008 11:50 pm
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ole wrote: There are books and books that are convinced that Stanton and the Radicals were behind it. And those who argue that the Confederate Secret Service was behind it.

But then, many do love a good conspiracy theory.


There was an older gentleman at Gettysburg one day, walking around muttering to himself and screaming at the Mississippi and Louisiana monuments (I couldn't make out if he was cursing the South for rebelling or the Union for fighting them).  Anywho, I tried to stay far behind so that he didn't engage me in conversation, but I heard him at the top the Longstreet tower haranguing an unsuspecting soul about how Stanton killed Lincoln.  So the notion has won a few adherents, but perhaps not of the saner sort. :)

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