Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

(This newspaper clipping was created for the 69th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic is: “What If . . . This is your chance to rewrite history! Have you ever imagined your ancestor playing a major roll in history?”)

What if…


6 thoughts on “What if…”President Lincoln Wounded!”

  1. A fascinating take on a famous event in history.


  2. Craig Manson says:


    very, very creative! I do like the way you captured the language of 19th-century journalism.


  3. Love it! Of course I’m a Lincoln “fan” too! You are very creative!


  4. Susan says:


    Here is the link to the Texas Heritage Museum Research Center.


  5. Ruth Stephens says:

    Thank you so much!

    Lincoln’s assassination is one of those events that really changed the future, that makes you think… what if Booth’s gun had jammed… what if he couldn’t get the door to the presidential box open… what if Maj Rathbone had turned at the sound of the door opening… what if?

    This is such a great topic for the Carnival!


  6. Ruth:

    Now this is good, very good. You are so creative! How could anyone top this?



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