Posted by Rich on December 04, 1999 at 17:56:46:
In Reply to: Re: Lincoln & Indians posted by myrrh on December 04, 1999 at 10:09:59:
: I didn't watch the show (I don't get History Channel, boo-hoo!), but I'm a Lincoln afficionado, and I read in my giant "Lincoln: An illustrated biography" that officials had recommended the hanging of 303 Indians, and Lincoln intervened and reviewed every case, dismissing charges in all but 39 cases. (This was December of 1862, right?)
That does sound right! Thanks for the assist, Myrrh ... your numbers are undoubtedly correct. I was reciting from [lack of] memory!
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