Attention, History Nerds! And fans of detective stories! And love stories, and period dramas… And people who enjoy amazing stories with fascinating characters and compelling plot lines….. (And everyone else, too…)
If you haven’t checked it out yet, do yourself a favor and visit our brand-new and insanely in-depth Killing Lincoln Conspiracy Interactive! It’s extremely cool… and I’m not just saying that because I work here!
As the Civil War draws to a close and tensions mount between the Union and Confederate armies, we follow celebrated actor John Wilkes Booth as he plots, in the name of the South, to kidnap, and ultimately assassinate, the President of the United States.
Along the way, through historical photography, newspaper archives, personal quotes and writings, we meet a bevvy of fascinating characters, each with a story of their own to tell… like Mary Surratt — the first woman to be executed in the United States — and Dr. Samuel Mudd — a physician who would be imprisoned for harboring Booth, only to be pardoned for his valiant work saving lives during a yellow fever epidemic in prison!
The Killing Lincoln Interactive takes you on a journey immersed in the world of the past — across 57 key events through the conspiracy, assassination, and ensuing aftermath — culminating in a series of dramatic and fateful finishes for Booth and his co-conspirators.
The “Then and Now” slideshows have to be my very favorite part, each showing a rare, archival photograph side-by-side with the same location today. And with the help of Google Street View we get to travel (virtually) to the exact modern-day locations where these events actually occurred!
It’s not every day you get the chance to transport yourself back in time and live history.
This comes pretty damn close.