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Bingham, John Armor (1815-1900) Trial of the conspirators for the assassination of president Lincoln, &c. Argument of John A. Bingham, Special Judge Advocate, in reply to the arguments of the several counsel for Mary E. Surratt, David E. Herold, Lewis Payne, Geroge Atzerodt, Michael O'Laughlin, Samuel A. Mudd, Edward Spangler, and Samuel Arnold, charged with conspiracy and the murder of Abraham Lincoln, late president of the United States

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03345 Author/Creator: Bingham, John Armor (1815-1900) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Books Date: 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Published by the Government Printing Office. Accuses the conspirators of aiding the rebellion and undermining the Constitution and the laws of the nation. Also makes accusations regarding the involvement and instigation of Jefferson Davis (president of the Confederate States) and other rebel leaders. Asserts that everyone involved with the conspiracy is guilty by way of "common design." Bingham argues that there should be no distinction between those were simply involved in the plotting of the conspiracy and those who carried out the vicious attacks.

People: Bingham, John Armor, 1815-1900.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Arnold, Samuel, 1834-1906.
Atzerodt, George A., 1835-1865.
Herold, David E., 1844-1865.
Mudd, Samuel Alexander, 1833-1883.
Payne, Lewis, 1845-1865.
O'Laughlin, Michael, d. 1867.
Spangler, Edward, 1825-1875.
Surratt, Mary E. (Mary Eugenia), 1820-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Lincoln Assassination, Assassination Crime, Criminals and Outlaws, Law, US Constitution, Civil War, Confederate States of America, Confederate General or Leader, Military Law

Sub Era: The American Civil War