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In Washington's Old Penitentiary, the taking of evidence in the Lincoln conspiracy trial continues

Military Commission appointed to try the accused Lincoln Conspiracy plotters, Washington DC, May 1865, detail
05/13/1865 to 06/13/1865
The nine officers of the Commission to try the accused plotters - seven generals and two colonels - had been named on May 6, 1865. Preliminaries complete, the taking of testimony began in earnest in the hearing room at the Old Washington Penitentiary on May 12, 1865 and continued until June 14, 1865.  After final arguments, deliberation began June 29, 1865, and sentences were pronounced on July 6, 1865.  (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), 190-191. 
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