Guest Posts

These posts came from outside contributors.

After the Assassination: Elizabeth Blair Lee

The Lee House

This the second guest post by GoDC contributor Andrea Pawley. Material for this blog is derived in part from Wartime Washington: The Civil War Letters of Elizabeth Blair Lee edited by Virginia Jeans Laas and published in 1991. Abraham Lincoln died from …

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Secesh Spies in a Union Tour

Hanging at Ft. Granger of William O Williams and Gip Peters Harper’s Weekly July 4 1863

This guest post was written by Canden Schwantes and is an excerpt from her book Wicked Georgetown: Scoundrels, Sinners and Spies. William Orton Williams and Walter Gibson “Gip” Peter were cousins and as part of the Peter family were descendents …

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Hoover, Thompson, Leftwich and Malloy

John Thompson - Class of 1960

More than 50 years later, the names still evoke magical and majestic memories for long-time DC basketball fans. The Archbishop John Carroll Lions of the late 1950’s arguably still reign as this city’s best-ever high school hoopsters. They reeled off …

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