NEW YORK HERALD - MAY 14, 1865 EDITION; LINCOLN ASSASSINATION

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Front page – The TRIAL – the court for the trail of the assassination conspirators holds open sessions. Names of members of the Court, the Counsel and the Accused. The Deportment of the Prisoners. Testimony of Detective Lee and Lewis A Weichman (whose testimony is still argued to its truthfulness about Mrs. Surratt).

Appearance of the Prisoners – Excellent descriptions of Dr. Mudd, David C Harold, Lewis Payne, Edward Spangler, Michael O’Laughlin, Atzerott, Samuel Arnold, and Mrs. Surratt.

Interesting bios of all the conspirator’s backgrounds.

The first testimony offered in the case is ‘suppressed’ by the government, who ‘deems it necessary to withhold from the public.’

Harold laughed during Weichman’s testimony about him, as if in disbelief.

Page 4 – Capture of Jeff Davis

Condition of Secretary of State Seward after he survived the assassination attempt on his life.

Page 5 – Surrender of Confederate General Dick Taylor and his army in Alabama, Mississippi and East Alabama. Listing of surrender terms, same as General Lee accepted at Appomattox. List of surrendered officers.

Additional details of the surrender of Confederate General Joe Johnston’s army in North Carolina.

Confederate General Kirby Smith and his Trans-Mississippi Army refuse to surrender in Texas and Louisiana.

Sherman’s Army marches thru Richmond to Washington.  [KM]

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