Today in History
May 10, 1865
Kind of a Drag
Jefferson Davis, having fled Richmond upon its fall to the Union, is apprehended near Irwinville, Georgia. The rumor has that the first and only president of the Confederacy is found disguised in women's clothes is an exaggeration: he had donned his wife's shawl before attempting to elude his Northern captors.
Today's Feature History Article
John Wilkes Booth, cornered in a Virginia barn, wanted to go down fighting: "I have too great a soul to die like a criminal."
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