The Trial Today: June 14

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

  • William Doster concluded his case for Lewis Powell
  • Four doctors, including the one who cared for Lewis Powell during his imprisonment, examined Lewis Powell and testified about his sanity
  • Judge Advocate General Holt suggested the defense attorneys begin the process of presenting their closing arguments in the following days
  • Thomas Ewing, lawyer for Dr. Mudd, Samuel Arnold and Edman Spangler, challenged the language used in the charge and specification against the conspirators

The June 14, 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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