Witnesses by Date

Below is a list of the different witnesses at the trial of the Lincoln conspirators arranged by date. If you are looking for the testimony of a particular person, either browse this page or search for their name using the CTRL + F feature on your internet browser. For each date I have arranged the witnesses in alphabetical order by last name. Clicking on any of the names below will take you to their testimony on that corresponding day.

May 12

George Bunker, Samuel Knapp Chester, John Deveney, Maj. Thomas Eckert, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Mary Hudspeth, Samuel Jones, James Merritt, James Merritt (cont.), Richard Montgomery, Joseph Simonds, Henry Von Steinaecker, William Wheeler

May 13

Robert Jones, John Lee, John M. Lloyd, James Merritt, Louis Weichmann

May 15

John Buckingham, Joseph Dye, Bernard Early, James Ferguson, James Henderson, John M. Lloyd, John M. Lloyd (cont.), Theodore McGowan, John Miles, James Pumphrey, Henry Rathbone, David Reed, John Selecman, Joe Simms, Lyman Sprague, Brooke Stabler, Brooke Stabler (cont.), David Stanton, Samuel Streett, Peter Taltavull, Mary Van Tyne, Louis Weichmann, Billy Williams, William Withers

May 16

Mary Jane Anderson, William Browning, Joseph Burroughs, Silas Cobb, Thomas Polk Gardner, John Hatter, William Kent, Kilburn Knox, Joshua Lloyd, Lt. Alexander Lovett, David Stanton, Dr. Robert King Stone, Mary Ann Turner, Col. Henry Wells

May 17

Everton Conger, Boston Corbett, John Coyle, John Fletcher, John Fletcher (cont.), Thomas Gardiner, Simon Gavacan, Zachariah Gemmill, John Greenawalt, Willie Jett, Hezekiah Metz, Emma Offutt, John Toffey, William Williams

May 18

Washington Briscoe, William Clendenin, William Eaton, John Greenawalt, John Happ, Eaton Horner, Isaac Jaquette, W. R. Keim, James McPhail, James McPhail (cont.), William McPhail, Littleton P. D. Newman, A. B. Olin, Joshua Owen, John Potts, Henry Rathbone, A. R. Reeve, Nathan Rice, W. H. Ryder, Joe Simms, Edward Stewart, Daniel J. Thomas, John Toffey, William Tyrrell, James Walker, Louis Weichmann, Louis Weichmann (cont.)

May 19

Dr. Joseph Barnes, William Bell, William Bell (cont.), Eleanor Bloise, Becky Briscoe, Spencer Clark, Lt. John Dempsey, William Eaton, James Gifford, Edward Jordan, Samuel Marsh, R.C. Morgan, Martha Murray, Thomas Price, Jacob Rittersbach, Pvt. George Robinson, Pvt. George Robinson (cont.), Charles Rosch, Charles Rosch (cont.), Charles Rosch (cont.), Maj. Augustus Seward, Maj. Henry Smith, Col. Joseph Taylor, William Wallace, Louis Weichmann, Col. Henry Wells, Capt. William Wermerskirch

May 20

Dr. Joseph Barnes, Frank Bloise, Robert Campbell, Sandford Conover, Charles Dana, Lt. David Dana, Maj. Thomas Eckert, Andrew Hamilton, Robert Nelson, Joseph Stewart, John Ward, John Wilson

May 22

Lt. Reuben Bartley, Joseph “Peanut John” Burroughs, William Clever, William Clever (cont.), Sandford Conover, Capt. Edward Doherty, Maj. Thomas Eckert, Honora Fitzpatrick, Frederick Hall, James Maddox, James McPhail, Lt. Col. R. B. Treat, Dr. Tullio S. Verdi

May 25

Father Francis Boyle, William Bull, John Caldwell, George Calvert, George Cottingham, George Cottingham (cont.), Bernard Early, Elzee Eglent, Sylvester Eglent, Honora Fitzpatrick, John Fuller, George Grillet, Bennett Gwynn, Eliza Holohan, John Latouche, Daniel Loughran, Salome Marsh, William Marshall, George McGee, Frederick Memmert, Edward Murphy, Edward Murphy (cont.), Henry Purdy, Voltaire Randall, Erastus Ross, Mary Simms, Milo Simms, Rachel Spencer, Father Charles Stonestreet, Benjamin Swearer, Melvina Washington, Father B. F. Wiget, George Woods

May 26

George Calvert, Lewis Chamberlayne, Charles Dawson, Henry Finnegass, Bennett Gwynn, William Hoyle, Father Peter Lanahan, Francis Lucas, Philip Maulsby, Philip Maulsby (cont.), Samuel McAllister, Jeremiah Mudd, John Nothey, Charles Sweeney, Dr. John Thomas, John Thompson, James Young, John Young, Father Nicholas Young

May 27

Dr. William Boarman, George Booz, Albin Brooke, Jeremiah Dyer, Jeremiah Dyer (cont.), Capt. Eli Edmunds, George Edmunds, Bennett Gwynn, Bennett Gwynn (cont.), Augustus Howell, Jeremiah Mudd, William Nevins, Mrs. Mary Jane Simms, Baptist Washington, Baptist Washington (cont.), Betty Washington, Frank Washington

May 29

Dr. Joseph Blandford, Julia Ann Bloise, Anthony Brenner, Col. Martin Burke, Hosea Carter, Thomas Davis, John Downing, Thomas Gardiner, John Hardey, Godfrey Joseph Hyams, Robert Martin, James Montgomery, Dr. George Mudd, Henry Mudd, Jr., William Wall

May 30

Lewis Bates, Washington Briscoe, John Courtney, Henry K. Douglas, Jeremiah Dyer, Marcellus Gardiner, Oscar Heinrichs, Emma Herold, Jane Herold, John Zadoc Jenkins, Mary Jenkins, Gen. Edward Johnson, William Keilholtz, James Keleher, Joseph Knott, James Leaman, John Somerset Leaman, Robert Martin, Samuel McAllister, Samuel McAllister (cont.), William Mudd, Capt. Frank Munroe, Joshua Naylor, James Nokes, Elizabeth Potts, Jacob Rittersbach, Samuel Smith, Anna Surratt, Francis Walsh

May 31

Frank Arnold, William Arnold, Dr. Charles Davis, John DeBonay, Francis Dooley, James Ferguson, H. Clay Ford, James R. Ford, John T. Ford, John T. Ford (cont.), James Gifford, C. D. Hess, Henry James, Dr. Samuel McKim, Henry Mudd, Jr., Hartmann Richter, Jacob Smith, William Withers

June 2

Charles Boigi, Margaret Branson, George Bunker, Louis Carland, George Craig, Charles Dawson, John Genther, Charles Hall, Margaret Kaighn, Joseph Knott, James Lamb, James Lamb (cont.), James Lusby, Henry Merrick, Dr. Charles Nichols, Joseph Plant, Mathew Pope, Thomas Raybold, Thomas Raybold (cont.), Jacob Rittersbach, Andrew Robey, William Smith, Edward Smoot

June 3

Edward Bean, Dr. Joseph Blandford, Charles Bloise, Lt. John Dempsey, Leonard Farwell, John Giles, John Hubbard, Primus Johnson, Lt. Col. William McCall, Marcus Norton, James O’Bryon, John Roberts, Leonard Robey, Joseph Sessford, Susan Stewart, Anna Ward

June 5

John Acton, John Barr, John Davis, Thomas Davis, Charles Deuel, Rev. William Evans, Rev. William Evans (cont.), Rev. William Evans (cont.), James Ferguson, Benjamin Gardiner, John Langley, John McCullough (in absentia), John McPherson, Mason McPherson, Emily Mudd, Fannie Mudd, Townley Robey, John L. Thompson, Peter Trotter, Betty Washington, Frank Washington, William Wood

June 6

Dr. Charles Allen, Dr. Joseph Blandford, Henry Clarke, John Davis, Eaton Horner, D. W. Middleton, Henry Mudd, Jr., Lemuel Orme, James Richards, Daniel Thomas

June 7

Dr. Joseph Blandford, George Booz, John Holohan, John Holohan (cont.), James Jarboe, John Z. Jenkins, Andrew Kaldenbach, James McDevitt, James McDevitt (cont.), Minnie Pole, Patrick Ransford, John Ryan, Richard Skinner, Frank Stith, Anna Surratt, John C. Thompson, John Wharton, James Young

June 8

John Baden, J. Alexander Brawner, Henry Burden, Francis Farrall, Edward Frazer, John Hardey, Louis Harkins, John Holland, Marcus Norton, Eli Watson

June 9

William Crane, Charles Dana, Polk Deakins, Maj. Thomas Eckert, Honora Fitzpatrick, John T. Ford, Benjamin Gardiner, Daniel Hawkins, Jane Herold, Silas Hodges, Dr. George Mudd, Mary Mudd, Mary Nelson, A. B. Olin, James Russell, Jules Soule, John Turner, Frank Ward, John Waters, Joseph Waters, John Watson, John Richardson, Thomas Smith (in absentia), William Watson, William Watson (cont.), William Wheeler, Daniel Wilcox

June 10

Henry Edson, Lawrence Gobright, Daniel Monroe, John Ripple, Father Charles Stonestreet

June 12

John Grant, Lucy Grant, James Henderson, Willis Humiston, Horatio King, Richard Montgomery, William Rohrer, Jacob Shavor, Richard Sweeney, Gen. Edward Townsend, Gen. Edward Townsend (cont.)

June 13

John DeBonay, Maj. Thomas Eckert, Dr. James Hall, Henry Hawkins, Dr. John Hoxton, William Hoxton, Andrew Kaldenbach, John M. Lloyd, Richard Montgomery, Emma Offutt, John Pyles, Rachel Semus

June 14

Dr. Joseph Barnes, Dr. James Hall, Dr. Basil Norris, Dr. George Porter

June 16

Daniel Eastwood, Robert Purdy, Abraham Russell, George Wilkes

June 23

George Hutchinson

June 27

Nathan Auser, John Cantley, Sandford Conover, Watkins Graves, James Merritt


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