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 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