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ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN AND THE TRIAL OF THE CONSPIRATORS

Pitman, Benn (Recorder and Editor)


Item #: 60942
Published: Cincinnati; Moore, Wilstach and Baldwin; 1865.

Subjects: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, LEGAL HISTORY

Frontispiece, Illustrations, three maps and Appendix.This is the text of the trial transcript with narrativecommentary by the recorder of the military tribunal thattried the conspirators. One of the most traumatic events inU.S. History, the assassination of President Lincoln hasseveral aspects that remain a subject of debate. One is thelegality of the tribunal. For example, it is unclear whetherthe assassins were guerrilla soldiers or civilians, whichraises the questions about the choice of tribunal. In orderto consider issues such as these it is useful to have accessto the original source records. Pitman's annotatedtranscript is one of the most important.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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