Assassination of Lincoln: a History of the Great Conspiracy Trial of the Conspirators by a Military Commission and a Review of the Trial of John H. Surratt
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Assassination of Lincoln: a History of the Great Conspiracy Trial of the Conspirators by a Military Commission and a Review of the Trial of John H. Surratt

By Thomas Mealey Harris
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  • ASSASSINATION OF LINCOLN
    • EXPLANATION.
    • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
    • Part I. ASSASSINATION OF LINCOLN.
    • CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY.
    • CHAPTER II. PREPARATIONS FOR THE EXECUTION OF THE PLOT.
    • CHAPTER III. ASSASSINATION OF THE PRESIDENT AND ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF SECRETARY SEWARD.
    • CHAPTER IV. THE NEWS COMMUNICATED TO THE WORLD, AND ITS EFFECT.
    • CHAPTER V. UNRAVELLING THE PLOT.—PURSUIT AND CAPTURE OF BOOTH AND HEROLD.—DEATH OF BOOTH.
    • CHAPTER VI. UNRAVELLING THE CONSPIRACY.
      • Arrest of Spangler, O'Laughlin, Atzerodt, Mudd, and Arnold.
      • Foundation for the Arrest of Mrs. Surratt.
      • Arrest of Atzerodt.
      • Arrest of Spangler.
      • Arrest of O'Laughlin.
      • Arrest of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd.
    • Arrest of Spangler, O'Laughlin, Atzerodt, Mudd, and Arnold.
    • Foundation for the Arrest of Mrs. Surratt.
    • Arrest of Atzerodt.
    • Arrest of Spangler.
    • Arrest of O'Laughlin.
    • Arrest of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd.
    • CHAPTER VII. QUESTIONS PRELIMINARY TO THE TRIAL
      • What Sort of Trial should be given, Civil or Military?
      • Opinion of the Attorney General.
    • What Sort of Trial should be given, Civil or Military?
    • Opinion of the Attorney General.
    • CHAPTER VIII. A MILITARY COMMISSION—ITS NATURE, CONSTITUTION, DUTIES, AND JURISDICTION.
    • CHAPTER IX. CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMISSION, AND TRIAL.
      • Charge and Specifications against David E. Herold, George A. Atzerodt, Lewis Payne, Michael O'Laughlin, Edward Spangler, Samuel Arnold, Mary E. Surratt, and Samuel A. Mudd.
      • Charge and Specifications Indorsed.
    • Charge and Specifications against David E. Herold, George A. Atzerodt, Lewis Payne, Michael O'Laughlin, Edward Spangler, Samuel Arnold, Mary E. Surratt, and Samuel A. Mudd.
    • Charge and Specifications Indorsed.
    • CHAPTER X. EVIDENCE IN REGARD TO ATROCITIES NOT EMBRACED IN THE CHARGE AND SPECIFICATIONS, FOR WHICH DAVIS AND HIS CANADA CABINET WERE RESPONSIBLE.
      • Plot to Burn New York City and its Attempted Execution.
    • Plot to Burn New York City and its Attempted Execution.
    • CHAPTER XI. EVIDENCE PRESENTED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO SUSTAIN ITS CHARGE AND SPECIFICATIONS.
    • CHAPTER XII. THE GOVERNMENT WITNESSES AGAINST DAVIS AND HIS ASSOCIATES IN THIS CRIME.
    • CHAPTER XIII. A CRITICISM OF NICOLAY AND HAY.
    • CHAPTER XIV. JACOB THOMPSON'S BANK ACCOUNT. WHAT BECAME OF THE MONEY?
      • Testimony of Daniel S. Eastwood.
    • Testimony of Daniel S. Eastwood.
    • CHAPTER XV. THE CASE OF MRS. SURRATT.
      • Note and Affidavit of L. J. Wiechmann.
        • Affidavit of Louis J. Wiechmann.
      • Affidavit of Louis J. Wiechmann.
    • Note and Affidavit of L. J. Wiechmann.
      • Affidavit of Louis J. Wiechmann.
    • Affidavit of Louis J. Wiechmann.
    • CHAPTER XVI. FATHER WALTER.
    • CHAPTER XVII. CONCLUSION.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. FLIGHT AND CAPTURE OF JOHN H. SURRATT.
    • Part II. REVIEW OF THE TRIAL OF JOHN H. SURRATT.
    • CHAPTER I. INDICTMENT AND TRIAL.
    • CHAPTER II. A CRITICISM OF THE DEFENSE.
    • CHAPTER III. TREATMENT OF WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE BY THE COUNSEL FOR THE DEFENSE AND THEIR ANIMUS TOWARD THE GOVERNMENT AND APPEALS TO THE POLITICAL PREJUDICES OF JURORS.
      • Side Lights on the Conspiracy.
    • Side Lights on the Conspiracy.
    • APPENDIX.
    • PREFACE TO APPENDIX.
      • Extracts from "The Fortieth Congress of the United States." By William H. Barnes:—1st Vol., 40th Congress.
    • Extracts from "The Fortieth Congress of the United States." By William H. Barnes:—1st Vol., 40th Congress.
    • ARGUMENT OF JOHN A. BINGHAM, Special Judge Advocate, IN REPLY TO THE SEVERAL ARGUMENTS IN DEFENCE OF MARY E. SURRATT AND OTHERS, CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY AND THE MURDER OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, LATE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ETC.
    • The Controversy between President Johnson and Judge Holt.
      • A Paper read by Gen. Henry L. Burnett, late U. S. V., at a Meeting of the Commandery, State of New York, Military Order, Loyal Legion, April 3, 1889.
    • A Paper read by Gen. Henry L. Burnett, late U. S. V., at a Meeting of the Commandery, State of New York, Military Order, Loyal Legion, April 3, 1889.
    • FOOTNOTES
    • Transcriber's Note
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