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Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

On April 13, 1865, the city of Washington, D.C., celebrated the end of the Civil War by illuminating the city. Both public and private building glowed from candlelight, torches, gaslight—even fireworks. Many thought it the most beautiful night ever experienced in the nation’s capital. But April 14 would be one of worst days in the […]


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