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Assassination of Lincoln: a History of the Great Conspiracy

"Special G.A.R. edition, 26th National Encampment, Washington, September, 1892"--P. [4] of cover

pt. 1. Assassination of Lincoln. Introductory -- Preparations for the execution of the plot -- Assassination of the President and attempted assassination of Secretary Seward -- The news communicated to the world, and its effect -- Unraveling the plot: Pursuit and capture of Booth and Herold ; Death of Booth -- Unraveling the conspiracy: Arrest of Spangler, O'Laughlin, Atzerodt, Mudd, and Arnold -- Questions preliminary to the trail: What sort of trial should be given, civil or military -- A military commission: Its nature, constitution, duties, and jurisdiction -- Constitution of the commission, and trial -- Evidence in regard to atrocities not embraced in the charge and specifications, for which Davis and his Canada Cabinet were responsible -- Evidence presented by the government to sustain its charge and specifications -- The government witnesses against Davis and his associates in this crime -- A criticism of Nicolay and Hay -- Jacob Thompson's bank account: What became of the money -- The case of Mrs. Surratt -- Father Walter -- Conclusion -- Flight and capture of John H. Surratt --

pt. 2. Review of the trial of John H. Surratt. Indictment and trial -- A criticism of the defense -- Treatment of witnesses and evidence by the counsel for the defense, and their animus toward the government and appeals to the political prejudices of jurors -- Appendix. Argument of John A. Bingham -- Controversy between President Johnson and Judge Holt

Posted by George Freund on November 2, 2019 at 10:05 PM 99 Views