Herold, David Edgar

Life Span
to
Full name
David Edgar Herold
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Family
Adam George Herold (father), Mary Ann Porter (mother)
Education
Other
Other Education
Gonzaga College; Georgetown College
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Date Event
Fugitive John Wilkes Booth rides into Maryland and reaches the farm of Dr. Samuel Mudd at four a.m.
John Wilkes Booth and David Herold continue their flight across Maryland then hide in a remote thicket
- John Wilkes Booth and David Herold are hiding from their pursuers in a remote Maryland pine thicket
At the War Department, Secretary Stanton announced large rewards for the capture of the Lincoln conspirators
John Wilkes Booth is trapped in a Virginia barn, is shot, and dies of his wound just before dawn
In Washington, John Wilkes Booth's accused fellow plotters are transferred to the Old Penitentiary for trial
In Washington, President Johnson orders a military trial for John Wilkes Booth's accused fellow plotters
In Washington, the officers of the military court for John Wilkes Booth's accused fellow plotters are named
In Washington, membership of the military court for John Wilkes Booth's accused fellow plotters is adjusted
In Washington, the accused Lincoln Assassination plotters all plead not guilty before their military court
In Washington's Old Penitentiary, the taking of evidence in the Lincoln conspiracy trial begins
- In Washington's Old Penitentiary, the taking of evidence in the Lincoln conspiracy trial continues
In Washington's Old Penitentiary, the taking of evidence in the Lincoln conspiracy trial concludes
- In Washington's Old Penitentiary, final arguments are being made in the Lincoln conspiracy trial
In Washington's Old Penitentiary, the Commission in the Lincoln conspiracy trial begin their deliberations
In Washington, President Andrew Johnson approves the sentences passed down to the Lincoln conspirators
In Washington's Old Penitentiary, the Lincoln conspirators are told their fate in their cells
Four condemned Lincoln assassination conspirators, including Mary Surratt, are executed in Washington, D.C.
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