The Assassination of President Lincoln: And the Trial of the Conspirators David E. Herold, Mary E. Surratt, Lewis Payne, George A. Atzerodt, Edward Spangler, Samuel A. Mudd, Samuel Arnold, Michael O'Laughlin
Moore, Wilstach & Boldwin, 1865 - Lincoln, Abraham - 405 pages
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