Excellent Michael. Here is some interesting links on the Lincoln assassination:http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/project ... on/player/
Steven Spielberg is going to a movie on Lincoln. This actor will portray him:http://www.digitaltrends.com/entertainm ... erg-movie/
Robert Redford has also made a movie about Mary Surratt called "The Conspirator." It should be released in April 2011... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968264/
Michael Dell wrote:Robert Redford has also made a movie about Mary Surratt called "The Conspirator." It should be released in April 2011... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968264/I see that the filming of this movie is being done in Savannah, Ga 110 miles from me.
kenmurray wrote:Michael Dell wrote:Robert Redford has also made a movie about Mary Surratt called "The Conspirator." It should be released in April 2011... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968264/I see that the filming of this movie is being done in Savannah, Ga 110 miles from me. Ken, have you ever been to Andersonville? I believe it is a National Historical Site.http://www.nps.gov/seac/histback.htm
Bob wrote:kenmurray wrote:Michael Dell wrote:Robert Redford has also made a movie about Mary Surratt called "The Conspirator." It should be released in April 2011... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968264/I see that the filming of this movie is being done in Savannah, Ga 110 miles from me. Ken, have you ever been to Andersonville? I believe it is a National Historical Site.http://www.nps.gov/seac/histback.htmBob, no I haven't. But I would like to some day.
Michael Dell wrote:.............. Mary Surratt became the first women hanged by the U.S. government. She kept the house where most of the planning occurred and delivered weapons to a tavern for Booth and Herold. ........................ 6. DEEPER CONSPIRACY - Who was leading Booth and the conspirators?............................... Booth was a member of the Confederate Secret Service. His wealth and fame allowed him to travel freely into the North and then smuggle medicine and supplies to Confederate troops.- His close friend John Surratt was also in the service, and he had direct contact with Confederacy President Jefferson Davis and Judah P. Benjamin, the Confederacy’s Secretary of State. - Surratt was seen in Washington on the day of the assassination. Some believe he delivered orders from Davis to Booth. - Surratt claimed he had nothing to do with the assassination plot, but he fled following the assassination, first to Canada and then Europe. He was eventually arrested in Egypt a year and seven months after the killing. - He was tried in 1867 and was let go due to a hung jury. Eight Southerners voted innocent, while four Northerners voted guilty. Surratt lived to be 72. ................... Yep, John Surrat fled to Europe. Where he soon found a job. At the VATICAN. Where he was while his mom was being tried and hanged.BTW - Only the Vatican had both motive and means to not only have JFK shot, but to coodinate the subsequent cover up and ongoing misinformation campaign.
John glad you mention the Vatican.I believe the Vatican is possibly the major player in the world order?What do you know about it?
John Prewett wrote:Yep, John Surrat fled to Europe. Where he soon found a job. At the VATICAN. Correct. Here's one account of Surratt's movements courtesy of http://raceisrun.typepad.com/weblog/200 ... -ii.htmlOn Good Friday, 14 April 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre, Washington, by John Wilkes Booth. The fatal shot was fired by Wilkes, who was killed several days later, but others were involved in the assassination conspiracy and four of these conspirators were subsequently hanged.One of the condemned persons was Mary Surratt, born in Waterloo, Maryland, and schooled in a Catholic female seminary. She married John Surratt Sr. at age seventeen.Mary Surratt protested her innocence throughout her trial in the face of overwhelming evidence and despite appeals from the Bishop of Baltimore was hanged. She proclaimed before her death: "I think J. Wilkes Booth was only an instrument in the hands of the Almighty to punish this proud and licentious people." [Weichmann affidavit, 8/11/1865] In 1844, Mary had given birth to John Surratt Jr. who was preparing for the priesthood at St Charles Seminary College near Baltimore, Maryland, when his father died suddenly and he returned home. [Maryland is considered the cradle of Catholicism in the US.]John Surratt Jr. was one of the prime conspirators in the assassination of Lincoln, the "one that got away."He had taken himself off to Canada before he could be captured and was hidden in the St. Liboire Catholic rectory by Father Charles Boucher. Surrat remained there throughout the trial and the hanging of his mother on 7 July 1865. He moved on to Montreal where he was hidden by another Catholic Priest, Father LaPierre, until he could be moved to Quebec and then on board a steamer, the Peruvian, bound for Liverpool. [These facts can be gleaned from any reputable historical source]In Liverpool he was once again handled by a Catholic Priest, Father Jolivet, to whom he wrote a letter years later. [John Surratt to Father Jolivet, Emmitsburg, April 26, 1873, Emmitsburg Area Historical Society, Maryland]Where two lines meetA group of military men known as the Papal Zouaves was formed in 1860 to defend the Papal States mentioned above. The Zuavi Pontifici were mainly young men, unmarried and Roman Catholic, who volunteered to assist Pope Pius IX in his struggles against the forces of Italian unification.Yes, you've guessed it, John Surratt was one of these men. He made his way from Liverpool all the way to the Vatican where he enlisted in the Papal Zouaves in 1866 under the "alias" of Giovanni Watson. Unfortunately for him, he was recognised by an old acquaintance who tipped off the United States Consul in Rome in the hope of receiving the reward money promised for his apprehension by the US Congress [see Reward Poster].Before the Vatican could hand him over to the US authorities, Surratt mysteriously "escaped." After a series of misadventures, he was eventually captured and returned to the US in February 1867 to face trial as an accomplice to Lincoln's assassination. Because the jury could not reach a unanimous decision on a "murder" verdict, the government decided to retry Surratt on "treason" charges but the indictment fell outside the two-year Statute of Limitations. Because Surratt had been hidden so effectively for so long by the Catholic Church, the government of the United States lost out in its attempt to bring Surratt to justice.