WOOD FROM THE GALLOWS THAT HUNG THE LINCOLN CONSPIRATORS

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The Execution of the Conspirators. On July 7, 1865 Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herland and George Atzerodt were hanged from a wooden scaffold in the yard of the Old Arsenal Penitentiary in Washington, D.C. They had been found guilty as conspirators in the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and William Seward.

For sale are wooden fragments from the scaffold used in the execution secured as a souvenir by a soldier acting as a guard in the 1st US Veteran Volunteers. Matted, in 11 ½” x 13 ½” frame, with the specimen of the wood from the gallows along with a copy photo of the hanging scene and a certificate of authenticity.  [LD]

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