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In Washington, membership of the military court for John Wilkes Booth's accused fellow plotters is adjusted

Joseph Holt, detail
05/09/1865
President Johnson had ordered Judge-Advocate-General Joseph Holt to take charge personally of proceedings and name nine qualified officers to serve as the court for the trial of Booth's accused accomplices. The nine - seven generals and two colonels - had been named on May 6, 1865.  Two originally named men, General Cyrus B. Comstock and Colonel Horace Porter, were replaced with General James Ekin and Colonel C.H. Tompkins.  The Commission was sworn the same day, with General Hunter as president, and the charges read. (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), 171-172.