Confederate spy John Surratt, fled the country to escape being caught & charged as a conspirator in the assassination of Lincoln. Surratt, long time friend of J. Wilkes Booth & key person involved in a plot to kidnap Lincoln, fled the US & hid out in Rome where he joined the military unit that protected the Pope. John's mother, Mary was hanged for her part in the assassination plan providing the boarding house to plot the murder of Lincoln. John later returned to US & was found not guilty. *...

The Gang That Killed Lincoln

Klara Hitler. The mother of the most famous genocidal maniac the world has yet known, really doesn't belong on the same board as her son. By all accounts, Klara was a mild, loving mother and wife who did all she could to make Adolf's early life as easy and carefree as possible. In return, she seems to be one of the few people Hitler genuinely loved. She died while Hitler was still in his teens, thereby saving herself the agony of watching his descent into madness and murder.

Henry Lee Lucas was a necrophiliac that beat, stabbed, strangled, and dismembered his victims. He is believed to have committed over 100 horrendous murders, including his mother and 10-year-old niece. Lucas was a roofer and many of the murders were committed with his co-worker, Ottis Toole, who was just as sadistic. Both men had horribly abusive upbringings... the creation of two more serial killers.

Adam John Walsh, son of John Walsh, was abducted from a Sears department store at the Hollywood Mall in Hollywood, Florida; he was later found murdered and decapitated. He is the reason behind America's Most Wanted and Code Adam. Adam was killed by Ottis Toole, who was probably a serial killer. He is now, thankfully, dead.

Captain Todd Carter ... killed at the Battle of Franklin, Tenn. He was killed on the family farm, within 100 yds of the house where he was born and where his family sought refuge in the basement. After the battle, with a lantern in hand, his father wandered over the battlefield all night looking for his son. After his body was found, Todd was taken to the house where his mother and sisters cleaned his body and prepared him for burial.

Rare photographs and first hand account of the hanging of the Lincoln conspitators

Thomas Greene Bethune, nicknamed Blind Tom, 1st Black pianist to win national fame. He was was also the 1st black artist known to have performed at the White House. Then about age 10, he played the piano for President James Buchanan. Born a slave near Columbus, Georgia, his talent as a composer and a pianist was soon recognized by Colonel Bethune, who had PURCHASED him in 1850.

Dorthy Counts-Charlotte NC was actually the first black in America to step foot in an all white school. in 1957 she was treated so badly she had to leave the school after 4 days. That's 3 years before Ruby Bridges or any other integration story. She was bullied and hit with stones. The harassment started when the wife of John Z. Warlick, the leader of the White Citizens Council, urged the boys to "keep her out" and at the same time, implored the girls to spit on her.

Lewis Thornton Powell He was one of four people hanged for the Lincoln assassination conspiracy

On February 13, 1863, the Lincolns hosted a reception for the newly married Charles Stratton and Livinia Warren, a.k.a., General and Mrs. Tom Thumb. Robert Todd Lincoln refused to attend. But Tad told Mary, "If you were a little woman like Mrs. Stratton you would look just liker her."

Early photograph of Lincoln from 1846-47.


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Confederate Civil War vessel H.L. Hunley, the world's first successful combat submarine, was unveiled in full and unobstructed for the first time

mary Surrat was arrested on April 17, 1865 for conspiracy in the assissanation of President Lincoln and aiding the assassins and assisting their escape.

John T. Ford, manager of Ford’s Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was shot, and a good friend of the actor and assassin John Wilkes Booth.

A dangerous woman in the most literal sense, Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age 20. She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper unit. Before the war she worked as a kindergarten teacher.

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