Author Ernest B. Ferguson investigates the madness of Boston Corbett, the religiously fervent hat-maker who avenged Abraham Lincoln.

“Providence directed my hand. When I saw where the ball had struck him—in the neck, near the ear—it  seemed to me that God had directed it, for apparently it was just where  he had shot the President.”
- Boston Corbett, on killing John Wilkes Booth

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Author Ernest B. Ferguson investigates the madness of Boston Corbett, the religiously fervent hat-maker who avenged Abraham Lincoln.

“Providence directed my hand. When I saw where the ball had struck him—in the neck, near the ear—it seemed to me that God had directed it, for apparently it was just where he had shot the President.”

- Boston Corbett, on killing John Wilkes Booth

Read The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot Lincoln

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    You know what word we don’t use enough anymore? “Providence.”
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