Here’s a sample of what occurred on this day in the Lincoln conspiracy trial:
- Dr. Mudd’s future son-in-law testified that he heard on April 15th that it was Edwin Booth who had shot Lincoln
- Some of the defense attorneys announced that their cases were closed or almost closed
- William Doster stated he was still having difficulty procuring important witnesses for Lewis Powell, especially members of his family from Florida
- The Confederate raid on St. Albans, Vermont was discussed
- Another Union soldier testified about the conditions he faced as a prisoner of war at Andersonville Prison in Georgia
- All of the male conspirators except for Lewis Powell were finally freed from having to wear padded hoods while in their cells
The June 10, 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.