May 02, 2010: Barry Cauchon
LINK TO INTERVIEW: An Awesometalk With Betty Ownsbey 08-Mar-10
I am really pleased to present my interview with Betty Ownsbey, historian, researcher and author of ‘Alias Paine’, the biography of Lewis Powell, Lincoln assassination conspirator who was tried, found guilty and hanged on July 7, 1865.
Betty lives in Richmond, Virginia. I grew up in nearby Hampton, so I feel a connection to Betty as a fellow Viriginian. I found her to be charming, witty and passionate about the Lincoln assassination. She is full of life and you will get pumped up just listening to her.
Our interview covered the following subjects:
- Frustrations in research
- The discovery of the Hartranft Letterbook
- Lewis Powell, his family and history
- Sharing and living history
- Horses and the Civil War riding style and how it affected John Wilkes Booth escape from Ford’s Theatre
- Lewis Powell’s skull
- Penny Dreadfuls
I hope you enjoy the interview.