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Shot Forsooth

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Shot Forsooth

Alas, Abe Lincoln was fatally shot forsooth,

By that nefarious cad John Wilkes Booth!

Booth was shot by Sergeant Boston Corbett,

Sending him on his well-deserved eternal orbit!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 2/23/2013 11:56:00 AM
    Good history; ABE Lincoln was voted the most famous president. This week. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 11:06:00 AM
    Hi Robert great american history wirte, I learn something new everyday, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 7:28:00 AM
    Sergeant Boston Corbett - didn't know his name either. I too love Oh Captain My Captain. I think my knowledge of Jack Ruby is indelible because of my age and actually seeing it live on TV. love your twist on the entire subject. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 6:41:00 PM
    boston corbett i have never heard of him though it would have intrested me durring some time in history.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 7:22:00 AM
    That must have been a sad time for our nation just like when Kennedy was shot..Enjoyed reading your work this morn..Haven't heard from you in awhile..How is all going and how is Vera?...Sara

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    Date: 2/19/2013 6:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    now jack ruby, everybody knows him.
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 12:16:00 AM
    I didnt know the name of the man who shot Booth..enjoyed your poem..lots of talk of Lincoln with the movie and Academy Awards..One of my favorite poems is " Oh Captain! My Captain!" HOpe all is well with you..love your poetry. Hi to Vera.. BG