The Lincoln Assassination On This Day (September 27 – October 3)

Taking inspiration from one of my favorite books, John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day by Art Loux, I’m documenting a different Lincoln assassination or Booth family event each day on my Twitter account. In addition to my daily #OTD (On This Day) tweets, each Sunday I’ll be posting them here for the past week. If you click on any of the pictures in the tweet, it will take you to its individual tweet page on Twitter where you can click to make the images larger and easier to see. Since Twitter limits the number of characters you can type in a tweet, I often include text boxes as pictures to provide more information. I hope you enjoy reading about the different events that happened over the last week.


September 27


September 28


September 29


September 30


October 1


October 2


October 3


Bonus

Here are a few other tweets from this week that I thought might interest folks.

On the first Friday of the month, the National Archives hosts an #ArchivesHashtagParty on Twitter. They encourage other archives and museums to tweet out pieces in their collection based around a different theme. This month’s theme was #ArchivesArt. Even though I’m not an archive, I sometimes take part in the fun showing off things in different collections.


That brings us up to today. Next Sunday I’ll write another post covering the #OTD tweets from this coming week. If you don’t want to wait until then and want to know each anniversary on the day it happens, follow me on Twitter! My username is @LinConspirators (Twitter has a character limit not only for tweets, but for usernames as well so I had to condense it). Even if you don’t want to join Twitter, you can still see my tweets by just visiting my Twitter page on the web. You can also see my tweets by looking at the sidebar of this website if you’re using a desktop or laptop computer, or at the bottom if you are visiting on a mobile device.

Until next week!

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2 thoughts on “The Lincoln Assassination On This Day (September 27 – October 3)

  1. Dave, Kudos for the great & very interesting work you are doing on LincolnConspirators! Just a quick question. In reference to Mary Suratt,’s letter to Father Finotti, Based on her numerous spelling & grammatical errors, it seems that she had an inferior level of education! Was this typical of females in her part of the country around the time she was growing up? Thanks and keep up the great work.

    • I can’t speak to how women in general were educated during that time in southern Maryland, but I actually think Mary had more of an education than most. From 1835 – 1839, Mary attended the Academy for Young Ladies in Alexandria, Virginia. It was a boarding school with courses in “English, French, orthography, grammar, composition, writing, rational arithmetic, geography, ancient and modern history, conversations and natural philosophy, chemistry, bookkeeping, and plain and fancy needlework.” In other letters that I have seen of Mary’s she doesn’t seem to struggle with spelling at times and generally doesn’t use punctuation, but this was hardly a sign of poor education. They didn’t have spell check in those days after all.

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