Was it Really John Wilkes Booth?

Just watched part of a History Channel show that taps into the article I posted on previously about whether it was really John Wilkes Booth who was shot by Union cavalry. I will summarize it so you won’t have to watch.

The man , so ’tis said, was actually James William Boyd, a former Confederate soldier and Union spy sent by Sec. of War Edwin Stanton. The nefarious Stanton, under intense pressure to nab the president’s assassin, set Boyd up as a patsy, who was then killed so as to tell no tales. The identification and autopsy was carried out in great secrecy to make sure no one figured out the truth.

I would not put anything past Edwin Stanton, but truly we are into Oliver Stone territory here…


One response to “Was it Really John Wilkes Booth?”

  1. Josh Avatar

    “American Brutus” shoots down the Fake JWB theory and I’m inclined to agree with him.

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