Powell, Lewis Thornton

Life Span
to
Full name
Lewis Thornton Powell
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Siblings
9
Family
George Cader Powell (father), Patience Caroline Powell (mother)
Occupation
Military
Military
Confederate Army
Date Event
In Washington, Secretary of State Seward is injured quite badly when thrown from his carriage
Lewis Powell attempts to assassinate Secretary of State William Seward in Washington, DC
Mary Surratt and Lewis Powell are arrested in a late night War Department raid on Surratt's boarding house
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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