The Trial Today: May 9

Here’s a sample of what occurred on this day in the Lincoln conspiracy trial:

  • The trial officially convened for the first time
  • The conspirators were brought into the court room wearing the hoods they were forced to wear while imprisoned, much to the distaste of the commissioners

The May 9, 1865 entry for the trial of the Lincoln assassination conspirators is now released and has more information. Please click here to access it. You can also access it through The Trial homepage.


Throughout May and June of 2020, I am publishing a day by day chronology of the trial of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. This includes almost daily posts announcing the release of what happened at the conspiracy trial 155 years ago. For more information about the creation of this project please click here.

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2 thoughts on “The Trial Today: May 9

  1. Lane Zangwill

    The Chronology further arouses the interest felt when I visited the courtroom on open house.

    • Though I haven’t mentioned it to the folks at Grant Hall yet, but I would love to get an iPad set up at the courtroom with access to this project in case people wanted to learn more while visiting. Maybe someday we will. Thanks, Lane.

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