Glenn Beck opened his speech at the Values Voter Summit with a story about an attack on President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at his second inauguration. It’s a true story!
The book begins with Lincoln’s triumphal inauguration March 4, 1865, as the Civil War is grinding to its conclusion, with the fall of Richmond, Va., a month away. A photograph of the ceremony shows part of the crowd, and in the crowd can be seen stage star John Wilkes Booth, who was already plotting to kidnap the president.
via Anatomy of an assassin – Books & Poetry – The Buffalo News.
Edit: spelling BBN
Thank you SO much for posting this particular picture….! i was previously completely unaware that Booth was in attendance @ Lincoln’s inauguration until i read about it today in a book entitled “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” (Graphic Library edition) by Kay Melchisedech Olson (& illustrated by Otha Zachariah Edward Lohse)…so i wanted to check it out for myself, so i searched for it online, and found this pic on the first page. 🙂 However…. i am a bit baffled as to where exactly Lincoln actually IS, exactly, in this particular photograph….? It gives a rather ambiguous impression as to his exact location….and so i have am having difficulty determining as to which person in the picture is actually the President himself…. So if u could somehow define or refine his location a little more accurately, that’s be really great ! Thanks. 🙂
I assume that’s him above his name, halfway down the picture.