The Trial Today: June 29

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

  • Only the nine commission members and three judge advocates were permitted in the courtroom for the deliberations
  • Following the rules of courts-martial, the commissioners discussed and voted on the guilt or innocence of the eight conspirators
  • The commission determined the findings and sentences for all of the conspirators except for Dr. Mudd
  • John Atzerodt visited with his condemned brother in his cell

The June 29, 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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