Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

General Discussion

Showing Original Post only (View all)

Cattledog

(5,914 posts)
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 06:16 PM Feb 19

Documents reveal Abraham Lincoln pardoned Biden's great-great-grandfather [View all]

On the evening of March 21, 1864, the quiet of a small corner of the Army of the Potomac’s sprawling winter camp along the Rappahannock River near Beverly Ford, Va., was disturbed when a fight broke out in one of the mess tents between Union Army civilian employees Moses J. Robinette and John J. Alexander.

The scuffle left Alexander bleeding from knife wounds, and Robinette was charged with attempted murder and incarcerated on a remote island near Florida. The fight would also cause an unexpected intersection in the histories of two American presidents, Lincoln and Biden — a story that has waited 160 years to be told.

Robinette, who received a pardon from Lincoln, was Biden’s great-great-grandfather.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2024/02/19/abraham-lincoln-joe-biden-pardon-presidents-day/
23 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Moses J. Robinette!!! elleng Feb 19 #1
More evidence of Biden family criminality! GregariousGroundhog Feb 19 #2
Wait 24 hours... Volaris Feb 20 #16
You can only read that if you have a subscription. BComplex Feb 19 #3
Free link ornotna Feb 19 #4
TY.. I read the Whole thing.. So Interesting Cha Feb 19 #10
Here's a trick TlalocW Feb 19 #5
Thanks! BComplex Feb 19 #6
pretty cool, thank you. I am paying now but when it goes up in a few months, I don't plan on paying 29/mo or whatever mahina Feb 19 #7
I should also say TlalocW Feb 19 #9
Trumps great great grandfather was not even American ColinC Feb 19 #8
There are quite a few people whose "great great grandfather was not even American." former9thward Feb 19 #13
Only if they happen to demonize others as un-American ColinC Feb 19 #14
Republicans will see this as a reason for impeachment. Mountainguy Feb 19 #11
Shows Biden comes from fighting stock. sinkingfeeling Feb 19 #12
Congrats on successful thread - when I tried it got a snark UTUSN Feb 19 #15
Oh Really... I read the whole thing thanks Cha Feb 20 #17
Old friend, am just griping about posting & getting only snark, then same topic gets kudos UTUSN Feb 20 #18
Oh I see why someone might Cha Feb 20 #20
You're as generous as always! - if only the snarkers were! UTUSN Feb 20 #21
Mahalo 💙🌊🇺🇸🕯️🕊️ Cha Feb 20 #22
i see what you mean. that "and?" starts it off with a real thread killer orleans Feb 20 #23
more evidence of the deep state conspiracy against trump fishwax Feb 20 #19
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Documents reveal Abraham ...