This man witnessed the Lincoln Assassination

>My friend, Codie, sent me a clip from an old 1956 game show called I’ve Got a Secret in which this man was the only living witness left of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Samuel J. Seymour was 96-years-old at the time, making him 5-years-old when he went to Ford’s Theater on April 14, 1865. It is noted that he watched John Wilkes Booth leap from the balcony to the stage and, not knowing the president had been shot, was very concerned that the man falling from the balcony was injured. If this doesn’t make that terrible night more real for you, I don’t know what will.

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