A LINCOLN LOG
An undiscovered account about Abraham Lincoln? Here it is: “Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story by the Actors and Stagehand of Ford Theater.”
Here’s what the 46 of them witnessed, this according author and historian Thomas A. Bogar: “A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford’s Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, ‘Burn the place down!’”
Mr. Bogar uses previously unpublished sources, he says, “and the tale is shocking.” The book has just been published by Regnery Books.