Listen: Lincoln Ho, Booth, Lincoln discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"And as a clerk for doctor, he was an avid hunter became acquainted acquainted with John Surat while attending classes at Charlotte hall military kademi, late fifties, December eighteen sixty four Surat introduces him to John Wilkes booth and the own in this meeting will lead directly to his death less than a year later. And then also worth mentioning. Here's Mary Surat who would also later be found guilty and conspiring Lincoln's assassination. Mary was John's routes mother who was somewhere between the ages of forty two and forty five and eighteen sixty five hard to say how much he contributed to the plan. If anything, she shown a few properties including a boarding house. In DC where these guys would meet up and have their little secret plans and discuss them and all that stuff. Okay. March fourth, eighteen sixty five still unable to kidnap Lincoln. Booth attends Lincoln's. Second inauguration DC booth was able to get very close to Lincoln on this day within a few yards who's able to attend the inauguration as he was a personal guest of Senator. John Parker Hale's daughter Lucy Lucy happening to be his girlfriend at the time. She apparently did not know how he felt about the president. And on this day booth got close enough to lunge at Lincoln a had to be restrained by police. He explained that he simply stumbled, but then later mused in his diary, what an excellent chance I had if I wished to kill the president on inauguration day, not sure if he actually had any real plan to do anything Lincoln that time. I don't doesn't sound like too many people around to take Lincoln. And if you really did want to kill him that day, you know why not bring a gun guessing he just got angry. It was just kind of heat of the moment thing. Got angry when Lincoln got close to him and just impulsively move towards him. Because by the time I he, I mean, very, very much despises Lincoln. Also in hand to hand combat Lincoln might kick possess. Lincoln was six, four athletic j. WB athletic, but like five, eight Lincoln was an accomplished wrestler as a kid. He wasn't arrested. The internet says he was. He wasn't body slamming, dude from coast to coast wasn't like, you know, Karen intercontinental belts on a shoulder, but he did win some matches as a restaurant. His youth booth would truly want to start to kill Lincoln following month on April. Eleventh boost shifts. His goal from the kidnapping and Lincoln to his just outright murder with the fall of Petersburg and Richmond, and the confederate Lee's surrender to grant at the a pot Amax or apple Matic's. Apple Matic's, fuck jeez, court house on April nights while Washington with consumed by celebration on the eve of April tenth eighteen sixty five crowd of some three thousand people gathered outside the White House hoping for for some rousing words from the president in response to their cries of speech, speech, Lincoln mirrored saying he delivered addressed the following evening had had to prepare it and then Lincoln prepare to speech. That would be his last public address very carefully. Beginning his speech on April eleventh on a joyful note saying, we meet this evening not install, but in gladness of heart, the evacuation Petersburg and Richmond, and surrender of the principal and surgeon on give hope of a righteous and speedy peace. And then he promised today of national thanksgiving and proceeded directly to remind the nation that now faced the task fraught with great difficulty will the former formerly jubilant crowd fall silent. Lincoln delivers his remarks. Most Lincoln speech dealt was specifics about the recently established Free State government, Louisiana, which Lincoln ho could serve as a model for other former confederate states during reconstruction. He spoke of economic independence for recently freed southern African Americans and in about how they should be granted the right to vote most other rights, you know, and this talk really pissed off John Lewis booth. He declared this'll be the last speech Lincoln would give, and he will be right and he and some of his co conspirator underground confederacy form another plan. And this time they actually are going to give it a go. And why are these other guys going along with. Boost plans will partly because they are also confederate sympathizers who do, hey, Lincoln. But also they probably went along with it because booth was a big star who they admired greatly and they didn't want to disappoint, you know, the rest.."