Moonlight: Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trial

Moonlight Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trial On August 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 a

  • Title: Moonlight: Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trial
  • Author: John Evangelist Walsh
  • ISBN: 9780312229221
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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.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 James Armstrong s deathbed wish was that Duff s mother, Hannah, engage the best lawyer possible to defend Duff The best person Hannah could think of was a friend, a young lawyer from Springfield by the name of Abraham Lincoln Lincoln took the case and with that begins one of the oddest journeys Lincoln took on his trek towards immortality What really happened How much did the moon reveal What did Lincoln really know Walsh makes a strong case for viewing Honest Abe in a different light in this tale of murder and moonlight Moonlight is a 2001 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Fact Crime.

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    1 thought on “Moonlight: Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trial”

    1. There is enough in this book to dispel the belief that the almanac was the most significant element at the trial. There were many factors that were more important than the almanac for the jury to reach a not guilty verdict. For example, the trial judge thought it was the testimony of a doctor. The real story is far more complex than widely believed and perhaps can only be grasped and understood by an experienced trial lawyer.

    2. 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.

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