Caleb Stephens


Caleb Stephens has been an Abraham Lincoln enthusiast since he first visited Ford’s Theatre at the age of thirteen. From there his passion for history grew, specifically in regard to Lincoln and the assassination. For the past three years he has devoted this passion to the life of Henry Rathbone and his pains with mental illness.

Worst Seat in the House is Caleb’s first book with others soon to follow. Caleb received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Mary Washington. He lives in Virginia, with his amazing wife and three wonderful children.

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Worst Seat in the House- Henry Rathbone's Front Row View of the Lincoln Assassination
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,020. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014 by Willow Manor Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations & Conspiracies, Nonfiction » History » North America
On April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth changed the world with a single bullet. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln had many repercussions and for Henry Rathbone they were profound. Henry was the only man to confront Booth and attempt to apprehend the assassin. While Henry wasn't officially blamed, he blamed himself, and years of mental anguish followed, resulting in him murdering his wife.