In FTR#691, we set forth the Confederate Secret Service’s central role in the successful plot to assassinate President Lincoln. Two Confederate Generals–one of Robert E. Lee’s cousins and one of his sons–appear to have been involved in the plot. A relative by marriage also may have been involved in the gambit. In the Tuesday, 9/28/2021 Western Edition of “The New York Times”, there is an op-ed column by biographer Allen C. Gueizo about the dilemmas facing someone undertaking to write about historical figures who have been villainous in their conduct. (He is dealing with that in conjunction with writing about General Robert E. Lee.) Certainly, an ACCURATE telling of relevant events and facts would reduce the burden of historical accounting. WFMU-FM is podcasting For The Record–You can subscribe to the podcast HERE.