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American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies

JJToffey, 4-17-1865, father, George Akin Toffey; "Dear Parents"...
One of twelve letter - "Dear parents," April 17, 1865, Lincoln General Hospital. By John James Toffey.
"..Presidents Box and light on the stage he.. and him stop off like.. President was shot.. when a horse galloped up saddled and bridled but no rider."
John James Toffey, twelve letters in Civil War. ''President was shot," and eleven letters, great grandson, Brother's Bill Eldridge Toffey, keep home, 2014.
Dear Parends, April 17, 1865
The Letter - back, April 17, 1865, "Dear parents."

 

John J. Toffey, Medals of Honor in Valor
John J. Toffey, Medals of Honor, at Valor.

 

 

Great grandfather,John James Toffey, 18, 33rd Jersey City, NJ Volunteers

My Great grandfather,
John James Toffey, 18, 33rd Jersey City, NJ Volunteers.

 

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"President Of The United States Of America" - . President Abraham Lincoln & john James Toffey, Washington, D.C., signing, March 23, 1865.

 

Civil War, John J. Toffey, two-bullet wounds

Civil War, John J. Toffey, 2 bullets,wounds from the right thigh, November 23, 1863. He fought in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Great grandson, Bill Toffey, 2 bullets, keeping here.

 

John James Toffey, Medallion Listing Battles.

John James Toffey, Medallion Listing Battles.

 

April 21, 1865, Washington, DC, trial lasted for about seven weeks.

April 21, 1865, Washington, D.C., trial lasted for about seven weeks. Building, one of few Union General and Soldiers, Lieutenant John James Toffey, bottom, execution of four people hanging.

 

 

...and For a President Abraham Lincoln

"The Bergen Record Magazine; April 16, 1965" by William V. Toffey III

"The soldier was 20 year old Lieutenant..";

My dad story, "The Bergen Record Magazine," April 16, 1965 in Tenafly, NJ. And Great grandfather, John James Toffey, April 14, 1865, Washington, D.C., Ford Theater, around 10:00 pm.

History April 16, 1965, "The Bergen Record Magazine"
History "While Sitting Looking..."review
History Grandson of Lieutenant John James Toffey
History John Wilkes Booth, Actor and Theatre
History Son, John James Toffey II, Spanish-American War

My Dad, The Bergen Record, Magazine, April 16, 1965...

Grandson, William V. Toffey III, Tenafly, N. J., April 14, 1965

About the author, William V. Toffey III, a resident of Tenafly (1961-1983), is the grandson of Lieutenant John J. Toffey, who was present in Ford's Theatre when President Lincoln was assassinated.

Dad, working to writer, "The Bergen Record," Magazine, April 14, 1965, "one century. April 14, 1865-April 14, 1965." And more dad letter writer to John and Civil War. The original 12 letter is now in Mr. Bill Toffey's possession in Philadelphia, P.A (2014).

But Five of Twelve letters in Civil War, in documents, John's families. Example: December 23rd, 1862, my dear Brother Dan, [Brother Daniel]..."Camp near Bell Plains..." December 27th 1862, "My dear Grandma [Mary Cooke Toffey]..."On Picket near the Reappearance...."

 

Learning more..."William (Bill) Vermilye Toffey III"

 

The soldier was 20 year old Lieutenant John J. Toffey, who had been wounded 17 months before while serving with the 33rd NJ Volunteers in the bloody fighting at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee.

Still under medical treatment, Toffey was serving as adjutant of the Lincoln General Hospital in Washington, D.C. On April 14, 1865, he learned that President Abraham Lincoln, planned to attend the performance at Ford Theatre that night.

A devoted admirer of President Lincoln, he resolved to go to the theater, not to see the play particularly, but to see his President.

What he saw is related in a letter, written to his parents.

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Ford Theatre... "Performance about Haft-Past 10 O'clock"

"While sitting looking at the performance about haft-past 10 o'clock," he wrote, a shot was fired. I took no notice of it, neither did any of the audience, as it was thought to be part of the performance, till we saw a man leap from the President' box and light on the state. He lingered a second and then shot off like an arrow.

"Everyone was struck with astonishment until he disappeared behind the scenes, when it was announced that the President was shot. Then the greatest excitement prevailed. I had a revolver with me, and would to Got I had the presence of mind enough at the time the man jumped down to have shot him. Several other officers had revolvers, but the thing was done so quick (sic) that there was hardly time to draw then and shoot."

The dying President was taken to a house across the street. After waiting in vain for word of Lincoln's condition, Toffey hastened back to his post at the hospital.

"I was telling the news to the officer of the day," he wrote, "when a horse galloped up, saddled and bridled but no rider. A guard and I (sic) succeeded in stopping it. The sweat was pouring off of it."

Learning more... "Performance about haft-past 10 o'clock"

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Grandson of William Toffey, Tenafly, N. J., April 14, 1965

About the author, William V. Toffey III, a resident of Tenafly (1983), is the grandson of Lieutenant John J. Toffey, who was present in Ford's Theatre when President Lincoln was assassinated.

Dad, working to writer, "The Bergen Record," Magazine, April 14, 1965. And more dad letter writer. The original 12 letter is now in Mr. Bill Toffey's possession, Philadelphia, PA

Learning more..."William (Bill) Vermilye Toffey III"

Book, "The Mutinous Regiment" by John G Zinn

About the author, William V. Toffey III, a resident of Tenafly (1983), is the grandson of Lieutenant John J. Toffey, who was present in Ford's Theatre when President Lincoln was assassinated.

Dad, working to writer, "The Bergen Record," Magazine, April 14, 1965. And more dad letter writer. The original 12 letter is now in Mr. Bill Toffey's possession, Philadelphia, PA

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John Wilkes Booth

Maryland, where the ninth of his 10 children, John Wilkes, was born on May 10, 1838. Maryland, where the ninth of his 10 children on May 10, 1838. In October 1859, summer, Booth signed on as the leading man in a touring theater company John by the 1860s, was a well-known actor in Maryland and after in Washington, D.C.

Booth did not intend to kill the President Lincoln in Washington, D.C. Booth gathered about him four group, three men and one woman, John Surratt's mother, Mrs. Mary E. Surratt of Confederate. President Lincoln's box at Ford's Theatre was supposed to have a guard outside the door, but the man to give for duty was not at his post when John Wilkes Booth entered. Second floor back side, Booth easily into Lincoln's box and shot him of the head with a .44 caliber Derringer.

Boot hiding to Maryland and south Virginia rural barnyard. Twelve days late, tracked down. Booth refused Union soldier was shot on April 26, 1865 in Port Royal, Virginia.

April 21, 1865, Washington, D.C., trial lasted for about seven weeks. At noon on July 6, gallows of hanging; Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herald, and George Atzerodt were sentenced to death by hanging. Building, one of few Union General and Soldiers, Lieutenant John James Toffey, bottom, execution of four peoples handing.

Wikipedia.org, John Wilkes Booth.

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Son, Major General John James Toffey, Spanish-American War

Although the Toffey's had come from a family that were members of the pacifist Quaker sect, John James Toffey, Jr., began a military tradition that was followed by his namesakes.

A son, Major General John James Toffey, served in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War and decided to make the army his career. Following his retirement, he was appointed head of the New Jersey National Guard, a post he held until his death in 1936.

A grandson, Lieutenant Colonel John J. Toffey, was killed in action while serving with the Third Infantry Division in Italy. And a great-grandson, Lieutenant John J. Toffey, saw action in Korea from Wikipedia.org.

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