The Trial Today: June 15

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

  • The court did not meet today in order to give the defense time to work on their closing arguments
  • Some of the commission members met at Mathew Brady’s photography studio to have their photographs taken.

The June 15, 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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3 thoughts on “The Trial Today: June 15

  1. Ted Schubel

    I will miss this when it concludes. Well done!

  2. Richard Sloan

    The ladies in their hoopskirts must have been dyng in that heat — fan or no fan
    . But that was the place to be, I guess. They must have known someone in order to wrangle a ticket of admission. I wonder if any of them fainted and had to be taken down that steep staircase.

    • Richard,
      On the entry for June 7th, there is an account of a woman fainting and having to be carried out of the courtroom because of the heat. So, yes, it did happen.

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