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The Lincoln assassination conspiracy trial and its legacy /

Other Title:
Lincoln assassination conspiracy trial and legacy
Hatch, Frederick,
Item ID:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
9780786494989 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0786494980 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Call Number:
KF223.L47 H38 2015
Physical Description:
ix, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial, Washington, D.C., 1865.
Trials (Conspiracy) -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century.
Military courts -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-228) and index.; Introduction -- The crime -- Judges, jury, and accused -- Military justice -- Prosecution -- Defense -- Witness or defendant? -- Verdict -- Justice? -- History's long shadow.; Includes appendices: I. Opinion of the Attorney General Regarding Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus; II. The Constitution of the United States of America, Analysis and Interpretation; III. Opinion of the Constitutional Power of the Military to Try and Execute the Assassins of the President; IV. Digest of Opinions of the Judge Advocate General of the Army; V. Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field.; "The eight people charged with conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln were tried by a military commission under military law. The author contends that this was illegal. The many ways in which the defendants' rights were violated are described, as are the ways in which the trial testimony was either not accurate or not legally obtained"-- Provided by publisher.
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Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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