In Washington's Old Penitentiary, the Lincoln conspirators are told their fate in their cells
The nine officers of the Commission to try the accused Lincoln murder plotters, after five weeks of testimony, had begun their deliberations on June 29, 1865. President Johnson approved the sentences they decided on Wednesday, July 5, 1865 and the accused were told the next day, with four defendants condemned to death and the other four sentenced to long prison terms. The death sentences were carried out the next day. (By John Osborne)
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.