One of the Judges in the Lincoln Assassination Trial Bingham, John A. [1815-1900]. [Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy]. Argument of John A. Bingham, Special Judge Advocate in Reply to the Arguments of the Several Counsel for Mary E. Surratt, David E. Herold, Lewis Payne, George A. Atzerodt, Michael O'Laughlin, Samuel A. Mudd, Edward Spangler, And Samuel Arnold Charged with Conspiracy and the Murder of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States. Delivered June 27 and 28, 1865, Before the Military Commission, Washington, D.C. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1865. 122 pp. At head of title: Trial of the Conspirators for the Assassination of President Lincoln. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Faint vertical crease through center, light soiling and a few minor chips to edges of wrappers. Light toning to text, light foxing a few places, light browning to a few leaves. $200. * Only edition. Bingham was one of the three military judges who tried the Lincoln conspirators. His Argument answers objections raised by the defense lawyers about trying civilians in a military court. McDade, The Annals of Murder 625.
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