The eight people accused of conspiring to assassinate Abraham Lincoln finally received legal counsel and pleaded not guilty to the military commission trying them.
Andrew Johnson authorized a military commission to try the eight people accused of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.
April 27, 1865 – Federal officials brought the body of John Wilkes Booth back to Washington as the alleged accomplices to his scheme were rounded
April 26, 1865 – Federal authorities finally tracked down John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice on a farm in Virginia. After nine agonizing days, Booth
April 20, 1865 – Federals arrested George Atzerodt for his connection to the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln and members of his administration. Meanwhile, John
April 17, 1865 – Federal authorities made several arrests in the supposed conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln and members of his administration. But John Wilkes