Assassination of President Lincoln (Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources)
Charge and Specification of the Co-conspirators
By: Joseph Holt
Date: May 9, 1865
Source: Charge and Specification for the indictment of John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, printed in Assassination of President Lincoln: And the Trial of the Conspirators David E. Herold, Mary E. Surratt, Lewis Payne, George A. Atzerodt, Edward Spangler, Samuel A. Mudd, Samuel Arnold, Michael O'Laughlin, (Cincinnati, OH: Moore, Wilstach and Baldwin), 1865. The Charge and Specification was written by United States Army Brigadier General Joseph Holt.
About the Author: The judge advocate general for the trial of the co-conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln was U. S. Army Brigadier General Joseph Holt. Additionally, nine officers were appointed to the commission. Holt also appointed two special judge advocates.
On the evening of April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, was assassinated while attending a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. As...
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