By Mike Riley

Most of us have read about the infamous John Wilkes Booth who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. But have we ever read about Edwin Booth, John's eldest brother? Edwin Thomas Booth was a well-known American actor who one day was waiting at a Jersey City train station. All of a sudden, he saw a man slip and fall off the platform. Edwin quickly grabbed the man's collar and pulled him to safety — rescuing him from serious injury or death. Who was the man he saved? Abraham Lincoln's son Robert, a soldier in the Civil War.