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Anniversary of President Lincoln's Assassination

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A witness to President Lincoln's assassination !!! ) O.o

 

In 1956, 96 year-old Samuel J. Seymour appeared on the TV show, I've Got a Secret. Seymour was at Ford's theater when John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln.

Seymour was 5 years-old at the time.

When it happened, nobody knew exactly what was going on, including Seymour.

Seymour's concern at the time ??? He felt sorry for the poor man who had just jumped off of the balcony, and injured his ankle (again, Seymour had no idea what was going on, hence his reaction of sympathy towards Booth.)

Seymour was from Maryland, and made his home in Baltimore.

He died only 2 months after this show was televised live.

 

 

 

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On 4/14/2017 at 4:49 PM, OFFNY said:

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A witness to President Lincoln's assassination !!! ) O.o

 

In 1956, 96 year-old Samuel J. Seymour appeared on the TV show, I've Got a Secret. Seymour was at Ford's theater when John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln.

Seymour was 5 years-old at the time.

When it happened, nobody knew exactly what was going on, including Seymour.

Seymour's concern at the time ??? He felt sorry for the poor man who had just jumped off of the balcony, and injured his ankle (again, Seymour had no idea what was going on, hence his reaction of sympathy towards Booth.)

Seymour was from Maryland, and made his home in Baltimore.

He died only 2 months after this show was televised live.

 

 

 

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This is a newspaper article from 1954, from the witness himself (Samuel J. Seymour.)

 

 

I Saw Lincoln Shot

(By Samuel J. Seymour) [as Told to Spatz Leighton]

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19540207&id=wHUxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SBAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5624,3979599

 

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On 4/14/2017 at 4:49 PM, OFFNY said:

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A witness to President Lincoln's assassination !!! ) O.o

 

In 1956, 96 year-old Samuel J. Seymour appeared on the TV show, I've Got a Secret. Seymour was at Ford's theater when John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln.

Seymour was 5 years-old at the time.

When it happened, nobody knew exactly what was going on, including Seymour.

Seymour's concern at the time ??? He felt sorry for the poor man who had just jumped off of the balcony, and injured his ankle (again, Seymour had no idea what was going on, hence his reaction of sympathy towards Booth.)

Seymour was from Maryland, and made his home in Baltimore.

He died only 2 months after this show was televised live.

 

 

 

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Yesterday was the 154th anniversary of President Lincoln's shooting ........ today is the 154th anniversary of his death (he died the following morning.)

 

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Some say the attending doctors contributed to his death. It was a severe wound no doubt, point blank shot to the base of the skull, but the doctors sticking their fingers in the hole couldn't have helped matters.

I don't blame them, it was a different era. You could write volumes on what they didn't know then that we know now. :noidea:

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Reconstruction would/could have been SO MUCH different if it had never happened. *sigh* Imagine history if Lincoln had served 4 or even 8 more years as President... shouldawouldacoulda

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9 hours ago, scOtt said:

 

Some say the attending doctors contributed to his death. It was a severe wound no doubt, point blank shot to the base of the skull, but the doctors sticking their fingers in the hole couldn't have helped matters.

I don't blame them, it was a different era. You could write volumes on what they didn't know then that we know now. )  :noidea:

 

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Actually, the wound was very likely fatal either way, particularly with the much more limited medical information and technology that was available at that time. Lincoln could hardly breathe at all prior to the doctor sticking his finger in the wound ........ he immediately started breathing easier and much more heartily after the doctor stuck his finger in the wound, which allowed for the blood to flow more readily. So if anything, the doctor very well may have made Lincoln's last few hours of life more comfortable and/or extended his life by several hours, as Lincoln may very well have suffocated much sooner (and more uncomfortably) had the doctor not done what he did with his fingers.

 

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This is an advertisement for John Wilkes Booth's acting debut.

It was at The Charles Street Theater in Baltimore, in 1955.

The name of the play was Richard III.

 

 

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On 4/16/2019 at 1:54 AM, scOtt said:

Some say the attending doctors contributed to his death. It was a severe wound no doubt, point blank shot to the base of the skull, but the doctors sticking their fingers in the hole couldn't have helped matters.

I don't blame them, it was a different era. You could write volumes on what they didn't know then that we know now. :noidea:

I know this was true of Garfield’s assassination.  In fact, that was the killer’s defense—he wouldn’t have died if the doctors didn’t intervene.

There’s a great book about it: Destiny of the Republic.

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