INSIDE THE WALLS on Facebook

December 12, 2009: Barry Cauchon:

Join us at INSIDE THE WALLS on Facebook!!!

My writing partner John Elliott and I are producing a book (and possibly a documentary)on the Lincoln conspirators and their experiences inside the walls of the various prisons (in particular, the Old Arsenal Penitentiary) where they were held before, during and after their trial.  As you know, some of the conspirators were hanged almost immediately after the trial ended while others were sent away to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas (off the Florida Keys) to serve out their sentences. Our book will not only cover these elements of the story but also include the forensic study of the ten Alexander Gardner photos that were taken of the executions on July 7, 1865. Plus much much more.

We wanted to let you know that we have now set up a page on Facebook called INSIDE THE WALLS which we encourage you to join as fans. It will allow you to keep up to date on what is happening with our project(s), ask questions or join into our Discussion Board.

Just sign into Facebook and then search for Inside the Walls. When you get there, join up as a FAN and you are in. We look forward to seeing you there.

Note, as some folks are not comfortable being on Facebook but still want to be kept informed of our progress, please send me an email at outreach@awesometalks.com with your name and email address. In the subject line write the word BOOK and I will add you to this update list.

We look forward to seeing you on INSIDE THE WALLS  and talking to you about the Lincoln conspiracy. We want to hear what you have to say so please tell us your thoughts and ask any questions you may have. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll do our best to find out as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Best

Barry

outreach@awesometalks.com

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MINI POSTING: Congratulations Ghlee Woodworth on your new book

December 9, 2009: Barry Cauchon

I just received an email from Miss Ghlee (pronounced Glee) Woodworth from Newburyport, Massachusetts. Ghlee wrote me last February (09) looking for some information to include in a book she was writing. I am glad that I was able to help because Ghlee tells me that she has now published the book called “Tiptoe Through the Tombstones: Oakhill Cemetery Volume 1”. Below is the website where you can find it on.

http://tiptoethroughthetombstones.com/

I personally love books about cemetery tours and the people from a community’s history who are buried there. I have a book like this that I bought almost 30 years ago and still love looking through it. The graves are a wonderful reminder of people from our past and the history that they were associated with.

Ghlee, I’m so happy for you. I hope my book writing goes as smoothly as yours did. And I wish you well on your next volume.

Best

Barry

outreach@awesometalks.com

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DECEMBER (2012) BIRTHDAYS FOR LINCOLN FRIENDS & FOES

AS OF DECEMBER 2012

Here are some December birthdays for Lincoln’s friends and foes. And perhaps a few contemporaries who lived during his time but whom he may not have been personally acquainted with.

  George B. McLellan – Major General (Union). Born December 3, 1826. Age 186.

  George Armstrong Custer – Major General (Union) & Indian fighter. Born December 5, 1839. Age 174.

  Henry Wells – Founder of the American Express Co. and Wells, Fargo & Company. Born December 12, 1805. Age 207.

  Mary Todd Lincoln – Wife of President Abraham Lincoln. Born December 13, 1818. Age 194.

general-hartranft-2-tex  Brevet Major General John Hartranft – Read the Order of Execution on the scaffold to the four condemned Lincoln conspirators. He later became Governor of Pennsylvania from 1872 to 1879. Born December 16, 1830. Age 182.

  Edwin M. Stanton – Secretary of War (1861-1865). Born December 19, 1814. Age 198. 

  Dr. Samuel A. Mudd – One of eight Lincoln conspirators put on trial for Lincoln’s assassination. Dr. Mudd set John Wilkes Booth broken leg while on the run. Born December 20, 1833. Age 179.

  Christopher “Kit” Carson –  American frontiersman. Born December 24, 1809. Age 203.

Happy birthday lady & gentlemen!

Best

Barry

outreach@awesometalks.com