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Trial and Execution of Mary Surratt - 1865

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Mary Surratt was tried and convicted and executed as a co-conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Her son escaped conviction, and later admitted that he was part of the original plot to kidnap Lincoln and several others in government. Was Mary Surratt a co-conspirator, or merely a boardinghouse keeper who was supporting her son's friends without knowing what they planned? Historians disagree, but most agree that the military tribunal that tried Mary Surratt and three others had less stringent rules of evidence than a regular criminal court would have had.
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Mrs. Mary Surratt house at 604 H St. N.W. Washington, D.C. Mary Surratt BoardinghouseJohn Surratt Jr., in his Canada jacket, about 1866John Surratt Jr.John Surratt Jr.John Surratt Jr.Mary Surratt JurySurratt Jury
Reading the Death WarrantMary Surratt: the Death WarrantReading the Death WarrantGeneral John F. Hartranft Reading the Death WarrantReading the Death WarrantGeneral John F. Hartranft Reading the Death WarrantMary Surratt and Others Executed for ConspiracyMary Surratt and Others Executed for Conspiracy
Adjusting the RopesAdjusting the RopesHanging the Conspirators Adjusting the Ropesexecution of Mary Surratt and three othersExecution of Four ConspiratorsMary Surratt and Others ExecutedMary Surratt and Others Hanged for Conspiracy
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