December 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Custom House
281 Front St, Key West, FL 33040
Presented by Fred Borch
In July 1865, seven men and one woman were prosecuted for conspiring to murder President Abraham Lincoln. All were convicted and four were hanged. Military historian Fred Borch will talk about the Lincoln Assassination Trial and its connection with the Florida Keys—in that the four men who were not put to death were imprisoned at Fort Jefferson.
About the Presenter:
Fred Borch is the Regimental Historian and Archivist for the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He served 25 years as an Army lawyer before retiring from active duty in 2005. The following year, he returned to the Army as a civilian and today is the only full-time military legal historian in the U.S. government. Fred has history degrees from Davidson College and the University of Virginia, law degrees from the University of North Carolina, University of Brussels (Belgium) and The Judge Advocate General’s School. He also has an M.A. from the Naval War College.