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Lincoln Remembered in Washington D.C./Comments on Susan Higginbotham’s ”History Refreshed”

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Dear Readers,

Knowing Susan Higginbotham from her impressive novels about
English Medieval History, Queen of Last Hopes [about the
life of Queen Margaretof Anjou, one of the major players in the Wars of
the Roses] and The Traitor’s wife [about Eleanor de Clare, wife to
Hugh Despenser the Younger, favourite of King Edward II], I was somewhat
surprised about her book about the American Civil War, Hanging Mary,
which describes the life of Mary Surrat, a Confederate sympathiser,
who had a boarding house.
John  Wilkes Booth, assassinator of president Lincoln, was
a regular visitor.
In Mary Surat’s boarding house Booth and fellow conspirators
Susan Higginbotham attended a vigil in remembrance of the
She wrote about that in her interesting Blog ”History Refreshed”
Her post was:
”LINCOLN REMEMBERED IN WASHINGTON, D.C.”
I wrote some comments about this post.
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Susan Higginbotham/History Refreshed/Comments on Guest Post by Jeffrey Stayton, Author of ”This side of the River”

HOWEVER TRAGIC THE PTSD SOLDIERS WAR SYNDROME,
WE MUST NOT FORGET THAT THE WARCRIMES VICTIMS,
THE CIVILIAN POPULATION, PAYS THE HIGHEST PRICE
IN WARS
PHOTO’S OF WARCRIMES IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR,
AS US WARCRIMES IN THE VIETNAM, IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
WARS ARE PICTURED HERE, SINCE THE ARTICLE ON SUSAN
HIGGINBOTHAM’S BLOG ”HISTORY REFRESHED” REFERS TO THOSE
PERIODS OF WAR
[EXCEPT VIETNAM]
CIVILIAN  VICTIMS OF WARCRIMES
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WAR CRIMES IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
THE LAWRENCE MASSACRE
US WARCRIMES IN VIETNAM
Daily Casualty Count of Afghan Civilians Killed in U.S. Bombing Attacks

WARCRIMES
US BOMBINGS IN AFGHANISTAN
WARCRIMES
US BOMBINGS IN IRAQ
SUSAN HIGGINBOTHAM/HISTORY REFRESHED/
COMMENTS ON GUEST POST BY JEFFREY STAYTON,
AUTHOR OF ” THIS SIDE OF THE RIVER”
Dear Readers,
Knowing Susan Higginbotham as the author about
Medieval history and often blogging about that period and
shortly thereafter, I was pleasantly surprised to learn about a
Guest post, referring to the American Civil war.
Guest poster is the writer Jeffrey Stayton, who wrote a novel
about the Civil War, focusing on a sort of soldiers shell shock,
PTSD.
His book is titled
”This side of the River”
See the Blog
Perhaps she welcomed his Guest Post because of her yet to be published
novel on the aftermath of the American Civil War ”Hanging Mary”, which
actually refers to the president Lincoln murderer William Booth
However interesting, I had some comments on Stayton’s post and approach.
For I acknowledge the suffering of soldiers because of the horrors
of war, but comparing to that, the suffering of the thousands and
sometimes 100 000 civilians is seldom counted, at least not as individuals.
Therefore I wrote the following comment under Jeffrey Stayton’s post,
for remembering everyone, that the common civilians mostly pay
the highest price in wars.
A TRAVEL TO THE PAST AND PRESENT

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