October 09, 2012: Barry Cauchon
Back in June (2012), John and I announced that we had extra supplements (booklets) available from our ‘A Peek Inside the Walls’ research and presentations given at the 2011 and 2012 Surratt House Museum and Surratt Society Lincoln Assassination Conferences. In no time at all, we sold out of the 2011 edition (maroon cover) but quickly reprinted more. I am happy to say that both the 2011 and 2012 versions are available once again and can be purchased either independently or in sets.
Each supplement presents a specific and history-changing discovery that our research allowed us to find and publish. As you can imagine, these discoveries were pretty exciting for John and me and we were anxious to share them with the public as soon as we could.
If you are unfamiliar with the two supplements, here are descriptions of each.
In March, 2011, we released A Peek Inside the Walls: The Final Days of the Lincoln Conspirators (maroon cover)(24 pages) featuring the chapter Who Gave the Signal to Spring the Traps? The research presented in this document challenged the long-standing historical belief that the man dressed in white seen standing on the scaffold in the Alexander Gardner conspirator execution photos was the executioner, Christian Rath. After conducting a thorough photographic analysis of the evidence and an extensive review of many first-person eyewitness accounts and resources, this belief was proven to be inaccurate. Due to poorly made assumptions, early misidentifications and, in one case, blatant fraud, our research led us to the solid conclusion that accepted history regarding this subject was wrong. The man in white was NOT Christian Rath. If you are like us, you’ll find the trail of evidence to be fascinating and the conclusions credible.
When the content of this supplement was first presented to the public at the 2011 conference, reknown Lincoln Assassination expert, Dr. Terry Alford, Professor of History at Northern Virginia Community College, was in attendance. After our presentation, Dr. Alford addressed the audience and offered the following statement: “It’s very difficult to do anything original and you guys have done it. I think you deserve the highest praise for it because it’s truly remarkable”.
The research in this supplement received continuing enthusiastic acclaim from the Lincoln Assassination Research Community and the public and has been written up in articles for the Surratt Society Courier and the Lincoln Herald (the oldest Lincoln-related publication in print today).
In March, 2012, we published our second conference supplement called A Peek Inside the Walls: The Final Days of the Lincoln Conspirators. 13 Days Aboard the Monitors: The Early Incarceration of the Conspirators, the Mug Shot Photo Sessions and the Truth about the Hoods (blue cover)(28 pages). It’s a long title but this supplement is packed with great information featuring the facts, tales and plausible theories surrounding the early incarceration of the conspirators aboard the U.S.S. Saugus and U.S.S. Montauk prior to being sent to the Arsenal Penitentiary.
Part 1: The Early Incarceration of the Conspirators. For thirteen days in April of 1865, the Union Navy, under the direction of the War Department, became an unexpected participant in the story of the Lincoln conspirators. From April 17 to April 29, eight men suspected in the attacks on President Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward, were sent to the Washington Navy Yard for confinement aboard two ironclad monitors anchored offshore. Kept below decks under intolerable conditions, these prisoners were forced to wear iron restraints on their wrists and ankles, as well as hoods over their heads. They were interrogated and photographed, but mostly just left to sit in silence for endless hours of isolation to contemplate their fates.
Part 2: The Mug Shot Photo Sessions. Twenty-six famous, or infamous, ‘mug shot’ photographs of these prisoners were taken by Alexnader Gardner during their time on the monitors. History has allowed many people to believe that all twenty-six images were shot during a single photo session on April 27. However, recent evidence, partnered with photographic analysis, suggests that multiple sessions were conducted. The results offer an intriguing and plausible alternative to the long-held ’single photo session’ belief.
Part 3: The Truth about the Hoods. Much misinformation has been published about the hoods. In an attempt to clear up the confusion, this supplement offers a simple presentation of the facts concerning the following:
•How many hood types were created?
•Who did, and did not, wear the hoods?
•When and where were each type worn?
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT THE SUPPLEMENTS
E. West (Germany)
Hi Barry! I just got the supplements and I’m absolutely blown away by all the new information and insight you two have gathered. Thank you so much for sending them to me – if you have any further material in the future, please let me know right away! I can’t wait to see more!
Kelly Barrientos (Florida)
Hi Barry! I received the book [supplement] and want to say what a wonderful job you and John did. I love it and have read it twice. There was a lot of interesting things in the book I did not know, and now I do. Many thanks to you both for signing my copy. I am looking forward to your upcoming book Inside the Walls, which I know will be spectacular. Take care. Kelly
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