Attorney Jonathan Emord — Boston Corbett’s Tales of the Weird

By Attorney Jonathan Emord

Author of “The Rise of Tyranny” and

“Global Censorship of Health Information” and

“Restore The Republic”

April 13, 2015

NewsWithViews.com

Many peculiar facts surround the assassination of President Lincoln, but one of the more obscure and odd set events involve Boston Corbett, the little known man who shot the President’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth. In his The American Scholar article, “The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot Lincoln,” former Baltimore Sun correspondent Ernest B. Furgurson succinctly resurrects the bizarre life history of one Thomas Corbett, who renamed himself Boston upon undergoing a born again experience at the hands of a Boston, Massachusetts’ Salvation Army evangelist following Corbett’s alcoholism.

Shiftless, Corbett caught the war bug in 1861 and enlisted to fight for the Union as a private in the 12th New York Volunteers. After suffering capture and near death in the infamous Confederate Andersonville prison, Corbett recovered and then happened to make his way serendipitously into the history books.

Furguson recounts how on April 26, 1865 John Wilkes Booth remained holed up on the Garrett farm in Port Royal, Virginia. There, in the tobacco barn, he and his co-conspirator David Herold hoped to avoid discovery when Union soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Edward Doherty and detectives descended on the barn, discovering it after threatening Henry Garrett with hanging if he would not tell. After demanding Booth……..MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

via Attorney Jonathan Emord — Boston Corbett’s Tales of the Weird.

via Attorney Jonathan Emord — Boston Corbett’s Tales of the Weird.

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GnySgt USMC (Ret.) 1952--'72 PC: History, Poly-Tiks, Military, Stories, Controversial, Unusual, Humorous, etc.... "Simplify...y'know!"
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