In the Web of History: Gonzaga College and the Lincoln Assassination

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A new book on the Lincoln assassination reveals scores of interconnections between Gonzaga College High School and the president’s murder, ranging from the assassins themselves to a key witness, an arresting policeman and the doctor who treated the dying Lincoln and later identified the corpse of assassin John Wilkes Booth. In the Web of History: Gonzaga College and the Lincoln Assassination by Paul Warren is a social history of the time, and notes that the school, then Gonzaga College, was within a stone’s throw of Ford’s Theater, where Booth shot Lincoln. As such, scores of alumni, their parents, teachers and relatives played important roles in one of the most dramatic events in U.S. history. Some 40 individuals and places associated with Gonzaga are written about in In the Web of History. Their names appear throughout the Lincoln assassination literature but most never were connected to Gonzaga until now. Michael W. Kauffman, author of American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies, writes that In the Web of History is “...a fascinating account of the Gonzaga Connection, and I’m amazed by all the research that went into it.” Kauffman’s book is viewed by many historians as the best and most comprehensive ever written about the assassination.

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Paul Warren is publisher of Warren Communications News in Washington, D.C., which publishes Communications Daily and Consumer Electronics Daily, among other news publications. He is coeditor of Echo Ever Proudly: Gonzaga College High School in the Press 1821-1899 and a 1968 graduate of Gonzaga. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College, Syracuse, N.Y., and was a reporter for the Rochester (N.Y.) Times-Union and the Hornell (N.Y.) Evening Tribune. In addition, he has written for the New York Daily News, the Sporting News and TV Guide. His ancestor, Hiram Moses, a Union physician in the 111th N.Y. Volunteers, was one of thousands of Union troops captured by Confederates in a battle at Harper’s Ferry in 1863. Also captured then was Boston Corbett, who was credited with shooting John Wilkes Booth. Among the Rebels capturing these Union soldiers was Lewis Powell, who would hang for his attempt to kill Secretary Seward and for plotting to kill Lincoln. Another blood relative of Warren’s, Mary Ann Peper, married a distant cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln, Union Col. Luzerne Todd.

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