Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Lincoln Conspirators Hanged

150 years ago yesterday four of the Lincoln Conspirators were hanged at Fort McNair in Washington.
They were: Mrs Mary Surratt, David Herold, George Atzerodt and Lewis Thornton Powell (aka Lewis Wood, Lewis Paine, Lewis Payne).
Above; Two Alexander Gardner photos from the National Archives.

I've always felt that the others, Dr Mudd, Samuel Arnold, and Michael O'Laughlin, all should have had their necks stretched as well, they were just as guilty as the others, Mudd was especially despicable. For their roles see the original post.

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