The Trial Today: May 27

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

  • The prosecution reneged on their earlier agreement to only bring general witnesses to the stand and presented an additional witness against one of the conspirators
  • Many defense witnesses for Dr. Mudd testified regarding the allegation he housed Confederate sympathizers on his property
  • A known Confederate agent took the stand as a defense witness

The May 27, 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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One thought on “The Trial Today: May 27

  1. I am so enjoying this. You are such a nut and I love you for it! Really great work. Keep it up.

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