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The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracies
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When: Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
7:00 PM
Where: Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth St NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20004
United States
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Spy Seminar Series Civil War Spies: A Three-Part Exploration of Union and Confederate Intelligence Operations

The North and the South both had their share of intelligence successes (and failures); neither the Blue nor the Gray were strangers to intrigue and espionage. Society ladies carried secret messages, runaway slaves re-crossed the Mason-Dixon Line as undercover agents, and couriers worked covert operations in the life or death climate of wartime. In this series held at three different locations, a distinguished group of historians and espionage experts will introduce you to some of the most amazing spies and spy cases of the conflict.

The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracies

Why did a handsome, popular, theatre idol murder President Lincoln? Was Booth's act a result of a Confederate conspiracy? Was he a Confederate spy acting as part of a larger plot or simply a lone gunman? Was he a player in an internal Union scheme? Was a White House spy involved? Many theories have been proposed and discarded. Examine the controversies surrounding Lincoln's assassination anew—at the very scene of the crime—during this eye-opening session. Join renowned experts Michael Kauffman, author of American Brutus; Frank J. Williams, Chairman of The Lincoln Forum and Chief Justice (ret) of Rhode Island; and H. Donald Winkler, author of Stealing Secrets and Lincoln and Booth: More Light on the Conspiracy; for a rounded view of the conspiracies and realities of the horrific events of April 14th, 1865.

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