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 Posted: Mon Apr 16th, 2012 07:58 am
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Hellcat-

  Mr. Booth lived long enough to learn that he wasn't regarded as a hero by most of the people in the north or the south. He was quite dismayed about that. In his view, he had avenged the south and delivered the country from a great tyrant. Now, he noted in his diary, he was being regarded as a : "Common cutthroat."

  While hatred for Mr. Lincoln was deep in some areas in the south, and some people rejoiced at the news, most did not. The majority of southerners recognized that Booth's act would also be a disaster for the south. Some prominent Confederates expressed their disgust over it. CSA General Joseph E. Johnston called it: "A disgrace to the age."

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