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In Baltimore, assassination conspirator Michael O'Laughlin is arrested in the morning in Baltimore

Michael O'Laughlen, detail
04/17/1865
Michael O'Laughlin, one of John Wilkes Booth's circle of conspirators, was arrested in Baltimore at the home of a friend.  He was taken two days later to the Washington Naval Yard and held, manacled and hooded, aboard the U.S.S. Saugas.  He was tried with his co-conspirators in May and sentenced to life in prison for his role in the original Lincoln kidnap plot.  He died of yellow fever in prison in Florida in September 1867.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Clara E. Laughlin, The Death of Lincoln: The Story of Booth's Plot, His Deed and the Penalty (New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1909), 165.  

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