Bjorn Skaptason interviews author Richard E. Quest about his new book, I Held Lincoln, a true account of a Civil War Naval officer who survived and escaped Confederate prison – twice – and was on hand to carry a dying Abraham Lincoln from Ford’s Theater.
I Held Lincoln by Richard E.Quest $24.95 Air Date/Time May 17, 3:30 pm (Central) 1st ed., 224 pages, hardcover
Lt. Benjamin Loring (1824–1902) lived the life of an everyman Civil War sailor. He commanded no armies and devised no grand strategies. Loring was a sailor who just wanted to return home, where the biggest story of his life awaited him.
Covering almost a year of Loring’s service, I Held Lincoln describes the lieutenant’s command of the...