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Mary Surratt: An American Tragedy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2000

    Booth KilledLincoln and Innocent Widow

    This well researched recently written book fills the gap of information previously provided regarding Mary Surratt's innocence. The first chapters could be passed. The final chapters relating to the widow's relationship to Booth and the other conspirators is filled with documented detail, inexcapable logic, and legal malpractice. It also reveals the weakness, incompetence and blind revenge of those responsible and affected by Lincoln's death. The author has made a legal and personal case for exculpation for Mary Surratt, her son John, who eventually was acquited in a trial two years later, and Dr. Mudd who was eventually paroled. An example of her meticulous research, the author indicts the over zealous politicians who placed the Military in charge of the prosecution of a civilian. The author also discovered that two US Senators who were responsible for witholding pleas for mercy from President Johnson, committed suicide within two years of Surratt's hanging. If your dislike capital punishment, this is a must read.

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    Posted November 28, 2010

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