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 Posted: Wed Oct 30th, 2013 08:21 pm
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Texas Defender

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From what I've read, Major Rathbone might have been debilitated from his years in the Army before the night of the assassination.

I've also read that General and Mrs. Grant were invited to join the Lincolns to view the play, but the Grants declined. It seems that Julia Grant despised Mary Lincoln (Perhaps for calling General Grant : "a butcher.").

If the Grants had attended, then John Wilkes Booth might have effected American History even more profoundly if he had stabbed General Grant as he did Major Rathbone.

I have attempted unsuccessfully to post a link to an excellent article about Henry Rathbone that was published in the WASHINTON POST in 2009. The title of the article is: "A Tragedy's Second Act."
It seems that I am unable to post any links on CWi at the moment. I don't know if the problem lies with my computer or the website.

Last edited on Wed Oct 30th, 2013 08:22 pm by Texas Defender

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