Here’s a sample of what occurred on this day in the Lincoln conspiracy trial:
- The court did not meet in order to allow the prosecution time to finish their closing arguments
- Gen. Kautz, of the commission, visited Congressional Cemetery where David Herold (and many others from the trial) would later be buried
The June 24, 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.
This has been a great summary of the trial Dave. Keep it up. As the date of July 7 creeps closer, it always amazes me how fast the transition from trial to punishment took place. But I don’t want to give away the ending to your amazing storytelling so I’ll check back in with you as that date becomes more imminent.