Catalog Record: The conspiracy trial for the murder of the president, and the attempt to overthrow the government by the assassination of its principal officers | Hathi Trust Digital Library


The conspiracy trial for the murder of the president, and the attempt to overthrow the government by the assassination of its principal officers. Edited, with an introduction, by Ben: Perley Poore.

Main Author: Herold, David E., 1844-1865,
Related Names: Poore, Benjamin Perley 1820-1887, ed., Mudd, Samuel Alexander 1833-1883, defendant., Surratt, Mary E. 1820-1865, defendant., Arnold, Samuel 1834-1906, defendant., Spangler, Edward , defendant., O'Laughlin, Michael d. 1867, defendant., Payne, Lewis 1845-1865, defendant., Atzerodt, George A. 1835-1865, defendant.
Language(s): English
Published: Boston, J.E. Tilton and Company, 1865-
Subjects: Booth, John Wilkes, > 1838-1865.
Lincoln, Abraham, > 1809-1865 > Assassination.
Note: "The session of the Commission was not public; but subsequently the injunction of secrecy was removed from the following portions of the evidence taken."--v. 1, p. 20.
"Brigadier-General Joseph Holt, judge advocate and recorder, assisted by Judge Advocates Burnett and Bingham."--v. 1, p. 9-10.
"The Commission [to try the conspirators] convened by Special order no. 216, met ... [May 10, 1865] consisting of the following detail:--Major-General David Hunter, U.S.V.; Major-General Lew Wallace, U.S.V.; Brevet Major-General August V. Kautz, U.S.V; Brigadier-General Alvin [i.e. Albion] P. Howe, U.S.V.; Brigadier-General Robert S. Foster, U.S.V.; Brevet Brigadier-General James A. Ekin, U.S.V.; Brigadier-General T.M. Harris, U.S.V.; Brevet Colonel C.H. Tompkins, U.S.A.; Lieutenant-Colonel David R. Clendenin, Eighth Illinois cavalry."
Trial of David E. Herold, George A. Atzerodt, Lewis Payne, Michael O'Laughlin, Edward Spangler, Sauel Arnold, Mary E. Surratt and Samuel A. Mudd, before a military commission, at Washington, D.C.
Physical Description: 3 v. 19 cm.
Locate a Print Version: Find in a library

Catalog Search
Bibliographic search (Title, Author, Subject, ISBN/ISSN, Publisher, Series Title, or Year of Publication) of all HathiTrust items

Experimental Search
Full-text search of a small subset of HathiTrust items

Build & View Custom Collections

Go to Public Collections to browse other people's collections. Items from these collections can be copied into your own private collection.

Create your own Private Collection by searching or browsing to find items of interest and then adding them to a collection.

Full-text searching is available within public or private collections, and within individual items.


Search Tips

Phrase Searching

Use quotes to search an exact phrase: e.g. "occult fiction"


Use * or ? to search for alternate forms of a word. Use * to stand for several characters, and ? for a single character: e.g. optim* will find optimal, optimize or optimum; wom?n will find woman and women.

Boolean Searching

Use AND and OR between words to combine them with Boolean logic: e.g. (heart OR cardiac) AND surgery will find items about heart surgery or cardiac surgery. Boolean terms must be in uppercase.