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