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Follow the Evidence: The Trial of the Lincoln Conspirators


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Dr. Samuel Mudd

Dr. Samuel Mudd | Evidence | Prosecution | Defense | 
April 14, 1865 | The Conspirators


Verdict

After reviewing the evidence, do feel Dr. Mudd is guilty or innocent?


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Guilty

The military commission convicted Dr. Samuel Mudd and sentenced him to life in prison. Mudd was pardoned by President Johnson shortly before he left office in 1867.

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Get out of jail free card, Monopoly set
Wikia Monolpoly

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Innocent

The military commission feels you are making the wrong decision, better look at the evidence again.

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Washington Navy Yard, D.C. Unidentified
man, arrested on suspicion of being a
conspirator (has been erroneously taken
for Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, who had a bald
forehead; but is probably Hartman
Richter, Atzerodt's cousin, arrested with
him but later released)
Library of Congress
Prints and Photographs

 


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