Edwin Booth in Southern VictoryEdit
Edwin Booth was a popular actor during the 19th century. After the War of Secession, Booth toured the United States and Confederate States with his brothers, John and Junius. They became very popular in both countries.
On April 22, 1882, the day that the Second Mexican War ended, Samuel Clemens began to prepare an editorial for The San Francisco Morning Call, and discovered he had a case of writer's block. He likened it to an instance of veteran actors like the Booth brothers suddenly struck with stage fright.
By the early 20th Century, Booth and his brothers were still remembered as the greatest actors of all time.
- Handsome Edwin, an analog of Edwin Booth, minor character in The War Between the Provinces: Advance and Retreat.
- The Succot brothers, a fictional acting troop in "The Scarlet Band", and a likely analog of the Booth family.