Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Diary of John Wilkes Booth

'I shouted Sic Semper before I fired''

After John Wilkes Booth was found and shot at Garrett's farm he reportedly whispered "Tell my mother I died for my country." He uttered his last words "Useless, useless" and died (source: wikipedia). The diary shown over here was found in his pockets.

'After being hunted like a dog through swamps, woods, and last night being chased by gunboats till I was forced to return wet, cold, and starving, with every man’s hand against me, I am here in despair. And why? For doing what Brutus was honored for. What made Tell a hero? And yet I, for striking down a greater tyrant than they ever knew, am looked upon as a common cutthroat.'


next episode: the final


  1. Thanks for the links, interesting reading. Have you seen the movie? I haven't yet, as I usually end up waiting for the dvd to be released.

  2. Sure makes interesting reading.


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