The Great Escape of John Wilkes Booth
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author Pat Shannan and others unveil a
wealth of evidence showing how John Wilkes Booth
actually escaped and lived a long life. Once you read
this booklet, you’ll never look at the Lincoln assassination—
or American history—in the same way
- Who was in on the high-level plot to kill
- Who was Lafayette Baker and what did his
cryptic poem really mean?
- Who was John Stevenson
and was his deathbed confession real or fiction?
- What happened to Booth’s accomplices?
- Who were
the Knights of the Golden Circle and how did they
fit into the plot?
- Were members of Lincoln’s own
cabinet in on the assassination scheme?
just a few on the many questions answered in this
Softcover booklet, 76 pages
Excerpt from page 52:
From the diary of John H. Stevenson (Michael O'Laughlin) as told to Lottie Eaton. October 15, 1886.
In the spring of 1984 Wilkes had lunch with me at his Hotel in Washington City and during this luncheon he mentioned to me that he had been approached by a "high government official" and asked to carry out an assignation for the Government. I knew at the time that Booth had carried dispatches for the Confederacy and that his loyality (if he had any such thing to other than himself) lay with the South.
I could not imagine him working for the Union unless it had possible advantages for the South or himself. He then went on to explain that a man high in the government had offered to pay him to kidnap the president of the United States. I did not know whether I believe him or not, but as he talked I realized that the idea appealed to him.