The Trial Today: June 23

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

  • A prosecution witness supported perjured testimony
  • Thomas Ewing presented three sets of closing arguments; one for Samuel Arnold, one for Dr. Mudd and one against the jurisdiction of the commission
  • Mrs. Surratt was too sick to appear in the courtroom today

The June 23, 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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