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By Jay Winik; Clipper Audio (Firm); Recorded Books, LLC

This path explores the waning days of the Civil struggle in studying the dramatic occasions best as much as April 1865 and ponders the various substitute results which if learned might have replaced the formation of the us as we all know it today.

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Lee ordered his men west to Burkeville, and when that route had been cut off, he then ordered them due west once more, toward Lynchburg. 1. As they marched, Lee’s men gnawed on wild buds and peeled and ate the bark of trees. Artillery mules collapsed in roads turned to liquid by rain. In every direction, dead horses, men, and mules began to litter the roadside. Lee learned from captured federal spies that the Union was gaining ground, and pushed his men that much harder. 31 2. Hungry, with barely one night of rest in three days, many men wandered forward in a giddy state, slipping in and out of sleep and confusion.

B. En route to finding Secretary Seward, four people would be stabbed or attacked. And Seward himself would be stabbed, not once, not twice, but five times with a large bowie knife. 2. Meanwhile, at the very same time, another grisly assassination was about to take place, at the Kirkwood House, just a few blocks away. The target was Vice President Andrew Johnson. a. Quite by accident, Johnson had also been invited to the play at Ford’s, but politely turned it down. He told a friend that he preferred to have a quiet supper, read, and then turn in.

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, Booth had leapt from the state box, a difficult two-story leap, onto the stage. There he delivered his now infamous line—“Sic semper tyrannis” (thus always to tyrants). He hobbled to the backstage door—he broke his left shinbone from the leap—mounted his horse in the alleyway outside, and then galloped off into the night. 2. The theatre was in an uproar. A young doctor, Charles Leale, attended Lincoln. It looked bad; he could see the president’s breath was getting shallow, weaker by the second.

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