Here’s a sample of what occurred on this day in the Lincoln conspiracy trial:
- The court did not meet due to the continued illness of Col. Tompkins
- Lewis Powell was taken out of his cell and examined by Dr. John Gray
- Concerns over Edman Spangler’s wandering mind granted him some time outside in the prison yard
- It was decided that all of the conspirators should be given some time outdoors each day
The June 17, 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.