The Surratt Pardon: History That Never Was

By William F.B. Vodrey
The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable
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Author’s note: In reality, Mary E. Surratt was hanged on July 7, 1865 in the Arsenal grounds at Washington’s Old Penitentiary Building after being convicted of conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Related links:
Hysteria, Democracy and Terrorism
The Lincoln Conspiracy Trial (1865)