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John A. Bingham, Trial of the Conspirators for the Assassination of President Lincoln

The Speech That Doomed the Lincoln Conspirators

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John A. Bingham’s Trial of the Conspirators for the Assassination of President Lincoln presents the compelling arguments that sent four of the Lincoln Assassination conspirators to the gallows.

Bingham, a special judge advocate, participated in the trial as Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt’s principal assistant, but also as the face and voice of the prosecution. Holt recognized his assistant, a Congressman from Ohio, as the superior trial lawyer, and used his skills accordingly. According to Edward Steers “The force of [Bingham’s] examinations and summation at the end of the trial spelled doom for the defendants.”

An important artifact of the Lincoln Assassination.

Out of wrappers with the front wrapper still present, chipped with some loss at edges; stitching still strong; lightly foxed; notes on front in ink; else very good.

Bingham, John A. Trial of the Conspirators for the Assassination of President Lincoln. 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, George A. 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. Delivered June 27 and 28, 1865, Before the Military Commission, Washington, D. C. Washington: GPO, 1865. 122p., octavo, wrappers, (Monaghan 403).

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 4 in