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John Wilkes Booth’s brother saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son

In late 1864 or early 1865 (the date is not certain), Booth and Lincoln were waiting for a train in Jersey City, New Jersey. Lincoln fell onto the train tracks from a platform as the train came towards him! Suddenly, someone grabbed him by his collar and was pulled up to safety.

The man who saved him was none other than Edwin Booth, brother of famed assassin, John Wilkes Booth! Booth did not find out the identity of Lincoln until months later when Booth joined the Union Army and was commemorated for his good deed. After his father was murdered, Robert Lincoln was comforted by Edwin Booth!


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