The Trial Today: June 16

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

  • One of the military commissioners was absent from the courtroom so an orderly was sent to check on him
  • The much debated “Lon” letter (pictured above) was once again the subject of testimony and discussion
  • Testimony was heard regarding funds utilized by agents of the Confederate Secret Service
  • David Herold “celebrated” his 23rd birthday

The June 16, 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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