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Follow the Evidence: The Trial of the Lincoln Conspirators

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David Herold

Evidence | Prosecution |Defense | Verdict |
April 14, 1865 | The Conspirators

Lincoln CSI David Herold rode with Lewis Powell (Payne) to Secretary of State William Seward's home on April 14, 1865. His job was to attend to the horses while Powell assassinated Seward. On April 26, 1865, Herold was captured in the company of John Wilkes Booth at Garrett's farm. David Herold was charged with conspiracy for leading Lewis Powell to William Seward's home and for aiding and assisting Booth in his escape and while he was on the run.

$100,000 reward!
The murder of our late belovedLincoln CSI
President, Abraham Lincoln, is
still at large
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Washington Navy Yard, D.C.
David E. Herold, a conspirator
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