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Moonlight: Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trial
On August 29, 1857, in the light of a three-quarter moon, James Metzger was savagely beaten by two assailants in a grove not far from his home. Two days later he died and his assailants, James Norris and William Armstrong, were arrested and charged with his murder. Norris was tried and convicted first. As William "Duff" Armstrong waited for his trial, his own father died. ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 3rd 2000 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade
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I've been to Lincoln New Salem site and new about this trial, but wasn't able to read enough about it at the time. This book is very interesting and I learned a great deal. I don't believe Lincoln altered the almanac's at the trial. I also believe both Norris and Armstrong are guilty.