Editor says, what if Ulysses S. Grant instead of Abraham Lincoln had perished at the Ford's Theatre? muses Charles R. Testrake. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Politicians thread.
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Editor says, General Ulysses S. Grant and his wife did not attend the theatre that night with the Lincoln's. The President never forced Grant into accepting his invitation. Instead the Lincoln?s attended the Ford?s Theatre production of Our American Cousin with Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancee Clara Harris. Unfortunately, Major Rathbone enjoyed the play. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.