Follow the Evidence: The Trial of the Lincoln Conspirators
Lewis Powell (Payne)
Lewis Powell (Payne) | Evidence | Prosecution | Defense |
April 14, 1865 | The Conspirators
After looking at the evidence, if you were a member of the military commission how would you vote?
Lewis Powell alias Lewis Payne, was found guilty by the military commission and sentenced to death by hanging.
Rope that was used to hang the Abraham Lincoln Conspirators. Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
Library of Congress/Prints and Photographs
Order of Execution for Lewis Powell
Indiana Historical Society
Lincoln conspirator hood
A Little Touch of History
donated by Smithsonian
Institute National Museum
of American History
Are you sure? The evidence is pretty strong for a conviction.
Washington D.C. Gen. John F. Hartranft and staff, responsible
for securing the conspirators at the Arsenal
Library of Congress/American Memory