Notes on My Recent Abduction by A. Lincoln

A Narrative Account of the John Wilkes Booth Plot to Kidnap President Lincoln




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 17/01/2008

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781434352552
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781434340931

About the Book

This is a fictional account of what Abraham Lincoln had to endure after having been kidnapped by John Wilkes Booth and his gang on March 31, 1864. It is a story which has never been written before.


The novel is based on the historical truth that John Wilkes Booth had recruited several people to kidnap Lincoln in 1864 and by so doing, end the war in favor of the Southern, Confederate, insurrection.


While in captivity, Lincoln narrowly escapes being drowned while crossing the Potomac River in a killer storm, barely escapes a lynch mob and fire in Petersburg, Virginia, a gunshot wound in the abdomen (resulting in a major operation by a Confederate surgeon), and an escape from Booth and his gang with the assistance of one of Booth’s former lieutenants, Lincoln’s female nurse and General Robert E. Lee.


Propitiously, on April 26, 1864, Lee who has come to realize Booth is insane, returns Lincoln and his entourage to the custody of General U. S. Grant under a flag of truce at the front lines in Hanover Junction, Virginia.


Abraham Lincoln arrives in Washington before a deadline set by the U. S. Congress and Supreme Court expires. Had he not returned in time the office of President would have been declared vacant, and General George McClellan would have been virtually unopposed for the presidency of the U. S. in November, 1864. Everyone knew McClellan had pledged to stop the unpopular war, which would have allowed the South to secede, thereby creating two nations: the USA and the CSA.


About the Author


V. A. (Victor Albert) Herbert, born in Springfield, MA, August 4, 1928, attended public schools and graduated Boston University (BS in BA) in 1950, and the University of Akron (MBA) in 1970.


A life-long amateur historian who has lived and traveled extensively in southern states during his 35 year association with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., the Upjohn Company and the U. S. Air Force, Mr. Herbert’s library of 2300 books include many novels and non-fictionalized accounts of the civil war.


A veteran of the Korean War (61st Fighter Squadron), Mr. Herbert’s additional duty assignment as the squadron’s Public Information Officer, followed his tenure as a speech writer for the Commanding General of the Air Training Command, in Illinois.


He has served the nation as an Air Force officer (1950 - 1954), his state (Ohio), as the Assistant Director of Commerce (1972 - 1974), his county (Summit), as one of three at-large County Commissioners (1967-1972), and his city (Akron), as one of three Councilman-At-Large (1964 - 1966).


Currently retired, Mr. Herbert and his wife, Shirley, have spent summers in Ohio and winters in Florida since 2000.


Their son, Paul N. Herbert, has researched and written Civil War articles for the Washington Times and other weekly newspapers in Virginia for several years.