Having just completed a week of (alternate as the reader desires) marked the death of a President/Celebrated the Life of a President, I started mulling such things.
I didn’t think much of Kennedy – most things happened after he was dead, created by Johnson. Still, a couple of other Presidents stand out, Lincoln for the greater, I suppose. Roosevelt didn’t turn me on. Never could understand the Liberal mind.
From the well known to the unknown, or, from the sublime to the ridiculous. I got to wondering about the Lincoln thing. Who killed Booth? Well, a soldier did. Which isn’t unknown, whether the Posse Comitatus act was a real thing or not. Probably not given the times.
Boston Corbett was a wacko. He was also a soldier, and was assigned to the Federal Army unit that was ordered to track down (but not kill) John Wilkes Booth, who had just assassinated President Lincoln. Booth was soon cornered in a barn. Corbett shot (and killed) him through a crack in the barn wall. Corbett alternately claimed that Booth had made threatening moves, or that he was acting on personal orders from God.
I hate to say it, but that soldiers excuses sound a lot like those I’ve heard from other sources here lately.
Anyhow, I’m extolling Kansas. The good soldier mentioned above ended living in a hole in the ground.
Sounds like some of the things I’ve been hearing about other people lately.
The hole in the ground is in Concordia Ks.
A tourist spot.
From the reaches,