The Trial Today: June 6

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

  • It was a Mudd-centric day at the trial
  • The prosecution witness who claimed Dr. Mudd threatened the lives of Lincoln, his cabinet, and all Union men in Maryland in March of 1865, was recalled by the defense and asked about his work attempting to procure reward money for his testimony
  • Dr. Mudd’s actions when the authorities came to his house were discussed
  • More relatives established Dr. Mudd was on his farm when two questionable prosecution witnesses placed him in Washington
  • Dr. Mudd’s visit to D.C. on March 22nd and 23rd were documented by defense witnesses
  • The detective who arrested Samuel Arnold testified once again
  • Dr. Mary Walker, a ground breaking surgeon during the Civil War and the only female winner of the Medal of Honor, visited the courtroom wearing pants, much to the amusement of some of the male prisoners

The June 6, 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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