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July 1964 | Jonathan Aaron, Daisy Aldan, Philip Booth, Edwin Burrows, Mac Hammond, Sandra Hochman, Ronald Johnson, Richard Kelly, Leonard Nathan, Kozma Prutkov, William Stafford, Robert Stock, John Tagliabue, Lew Welch, Hayden Carruth, Richard Howard, Samuel Morse, Harry Strickhausen, Dabney Stuart

Edwin Booth in twelve dramatic characters


Edwin Booth, one of the most admired actors of the 19th century. Older brother of John Wilkes Booth, he saved Robert Todd Lincoln's life when Lincoln fell on the train tracks at a station in New Jersey at the height of the Civil War. EDWIN BOOTH 1864


Robert Lincoln, son of Pres. Abraham Lincoln. One day as he was preparing to board a train, it suddenly lurched and Lincoln fell between the train and track. Before he was injured, he was pulled to safety by Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, who soon after shot and killed Robert's father, the President. True story.

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Edwin Booth Saved Robert Todd Lincoln’s Life


*MARY ANN HOLMES~1840s: (John Wilkes Booth's mother). The Booth family was an English -American theatrical family of the 19th century.Its most famous+ well known members were Edwin Booth,one of the leading actors of his day+John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln.The patriarch,Junius Brutus Booth,a London-born lawyer's son who eventually became an actor.Booth abandoned his 1st wife+their young son in 1821+ran off to the U.S. w/Mary Ann Holmes, a London flower girl.

from Civil War Saga

Edwin Booth Saved Robert Todd Lincoln’s Life

Abraham Lincoln's son was saved by his assassin John Wilkes Booth's brother Edwin Booth in a train incident shortly before Lincoln was assassinated. See Century Magazine Letter to Editor 1909 from Robert Todd Lincoln recounting the incident.


Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth. He saved the life of Robert Lincoln in 1864/65 when he pulled him to safety from a train in New Jersey. He did not learn the identity of the man he saved until several months later, and this was said to have given him some comfort in the aftermath of Lincoln's assassination.


Booth saved Lincoln - In an odd coincidence, Robert Lincoln was once saved from possible serious injury or death by Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth. The incident took place on a train platform in Jersey City, New Jersey. The exact date of the incident is uncertain, but it is believed to have taken place in late 1864 or early 1865, shortly before John Wilkes Booth's assassination of President Lincoln.