The Trial Today: May 20

Here’s a sample of what occurred on this day in the Lincoln conspiracy trial:

  • Witnesses from around Bryantown, Maryland described hearing the news of Lincoln’s assassination at the same time Dr. Mudd visited
  • The actions of Edman Spangler immediately after the shooting of Lincoln were called into question
  • Evidence of John Wilkes Booth’s time and banking in Canada was introduced
  • The court was cleared of visitors to hear more secret and perjured testimony

The May 20, 1865 entry for the trial of the Lincoln assassination conspirators is now released and has more information. Please click here to access it. You can also access it through The Trial homepage.

Throughout May and June of 2020, I am publishing a day by day chronology of the trial of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. This includes almost daily posts announcing the release of what happened at the conspiracy trial 155 years ago. For more information about the creation of this project please click here.

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